Saturday 27 December 2014

Pictuires: Olympics 2012 memorable quotes

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President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge holds the Olympic flag after receiving it from London Mayor Boris Johnson (L), before passing it to Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes (R) during the ceremonial handing over of the Olympic flag at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic stadium August 12, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff J Mitchell/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS SPORT OLYMPICS)
London Mayor Boris Johnson in Westminster, central London during the announcement of the RideLondon event, an annual cycling event weekend for London which will include a 100-mile "Marathon" bike ride. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday August 10, 2012. See PA story TRANSPORT Cycling. Photo credit should read: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire
'The female body is a masterpiece. Everyone likes to look at the female body, especially in dynamic, athletic sport.'
Australia's Natalie Cook, gold medallist at Sydney in 2000, defends bikinis in beach volleyball.
'My results come from hard work and training and I would never use any banned drugs. The Chinese people have clean hands.'
Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen brushes aside doping suspicions raised after the 16-year-old set a world record in the women's 400 metres individual medley.
Niger's Hamadou Djibo Issaka rows in the men's single sculls event at Eton Dorney during the London 2012 Olympic Games in this July 31, 2012 file photo. Djibo Issaka emerged as an unlikely hero who won near-cult status, if nothing else, on the rowing course. To match OLY-END-MOMENTS-2012/ REUTERS/Darren Whiteside/Files (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS ROWING)
A performer playing the role of Britain's Queen Elizabeth parachutes from a helicopter during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012. Queen Elizabeth I would have watched Shakespeare's plays in the privacy of her own court. Queen Elizabeth II and her family have been far more public in their participation at the Games. It seemed things could get no better for the monarchy, basking in the glow of an adoring nation after the queen's glittering Diamond Jubilee celebrations this summer and the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011. Yet Her Majesty became the unlikely star of the opening ceremony, and the Games in general, with a comedy cameo in a video beamed to a billion people around the world. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Erick Barrondo Guatemala celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win a silver medal Guatemala during the Race Walk Athletics on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
File photo dated 07/08/2012 of Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee celebrating with his gold medal and Jonathan Brownlee (right) celebrating with his bronze medal, after the Men's Triathlon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday August 12, 2012. Tuesday, August 7 will go down in the record books as the best day in the history of British triathlon to date, and it will take some beating. Despite numerous world titles and other honours, the host nation went into the London Olympics still searching for a first Olympic medal, and thanks to two brothers from Yorkshire the drought is over. See PA story OLYMPICS Triathlon. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning the men's 200m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 9, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT ATHLETICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Croatia's Ivano Balic looks at the ball during their men's bronze medal handball match against Hungary at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena August 12, 2012. REUTERS/Marko Djurica (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT HANDBALL SPORT OLYMPICS)
Great Britain Mo Farah and his daughter Rihanna with a gold medal after victory in the Men's 5000m final on day fifteen of the London Olympic Games in the Olympic Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 11, 2012. See PA story OLYMPICS Athletics. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
USA's Alex Morgan (L) celebrates with her coach Pia Sundhage after defeating Canada in the women's semi final soccer match at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Old Trafford in Manchester, August 6, 2012. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT SOCCER)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Oscar Pistorius of South Africa starts on the blocks in the Men's 400m Semi Final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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