The president of the International Olympic Committee has said he is "very happy" with the 2012 Games. Jacques Rogge said he wanted to thank the organisers for their efforts but declined to compare London with other previous host cities, insisting it would be unfair: He said:
"I am a very happy and grateful man. I am very happy with these Games."
The IOC president said perfection was impossible so there were some minor issues Rio could look to improve on in 2016, but "nothing fundamental". He said the Games were "absolutely fabulous" and thanked the British public for embracing the Games in an "exceptional" way.
Jacques Rogge will deliver his final assessment of the Olympics at tonight's closing ceremony.