Boris hails Olympic Games

Boris Johnson suggested that the London Olympic Games may have been the greatest ever staged when he spoke to ITV News.

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Reader comments at the close of the Olympic Games

It was all quite spectacular and Team GB really made a wonderful effort. It is something to be remembered.

– janet shaw, london

[The athletes are] positive role models for my children and I seriously hope [there is a] shift towards enjoyment of a variety of sports in schools and not the standard 'football or don't bother' situation we have had. Excellent sports to watch and get into. [I was] laughing and crying with the athletes.

– alicia wright

Brilliant to see that in 16 days we've transformed our flag from a symbol of racial hatred to the coolest logo in history! Inspiring.

– Wayne Baker, Doncaster

Confirmed: Colin Moynihan to step down as chairman of British Olympic Association

Lord Moynihan is to step down as chairman of the British Olympic Association once his successor is elected later this year Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Lord Moynihan is stepping down as chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA).

He has written to the the BOA executive board, the National Olympic Committee and the BOA advisory board to confirm his decision.

Lord Moynihan intends to stay on as chairman until an election is held in November to find a successor.


Seb Coe: You can never spend too much on Olympics

Seb Coe, the chairman of LOCOG, responded to a question from a Chinese journalist about whether the UK spent the right amount on the Olympic Games by saying:

You can never spend too much on elite sport. It will always be the greatest driver of sporting participation and we should always be unashamed about that ... [The Games] will do more than anything else to inspire young people to take up sport.

– Seb Coe, Chair of LOCOG
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