– Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport
The Olympics have been for Britain what Usain Bolt is for athletics – something that grabs the attention of the whole world and refuses to let it go.
From the wonder of Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony to the most incredible sporting achievements, the Games have been a fantastic showcase for our country.
We must use this extraordinary year to turbo-charge our tourism industry, to create jobs and prosperity on the back of a globally-enhanced reputation.
Boris Johnson suggested that the London Olympic Games may have been the greatest ever staged when he spoke to ITV News.