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The BBC has claimed that the Olympics has become the biggest national TV event since the current measurement system began in 2002, with 51.9 million watching for least 15 minutes.
That amounts to 90% of the UK population, according to the BBC.
Jeremy Hunt said today that he wanted to use sport to "transform the lives of ordinary children in schools."
"The sight of people like Mo Farah and Jess Ennis is so inspiring" he said.
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.
Paul Kelso, the Daily Telegraph's chief sports reporter, says that Colin Moynihan is to stand down as chairman of the British Olympic Association.
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:
The London mayor Boris Johnson admitted today that he had a momentary desire not to hand the Olympic flag back to the International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge during last night's closing ceremony. "I'm really pleased you did," Seb Coe quipped back.
The London mayor Boris Johnson imitated the victory celebration of the British runner Mo Farah, nicknamed the 'Mobot', during a press conference this afternoon.
The Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt had his stream of praise for the Olympic Games cut short by a phone call from his wife, which Boris Johnson generously offered to answer:
Mr Hunt also suggested that the sports of bell ringing, zip-wire suspension and dad dancing should be included in the 2016 Games.
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Keshorn Walcott won Trinidad and Tobago's second gold medal in Olympic history. He was rewarded with more than a gold letterbox.
Boris Johnson suggested that the London Olympic Games may have been the greatest ever staged when he met ITV News presenter Mark Austin.