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Gold medal quotes from the London Olympics

While superlative athletic efforts are a given at any Olympics, great quotes can be harder to come by. In the case of the athletes, winners overcome by emotion often find themselves “speechless.” Then, too, a lot of tired sports clichés find their way into interviews. Nonetheless, some quotes sparkle, and these are among the best and most memorable uttered in London.

- Ross AtkinStaff

London Mayor Boris Johnson, center, poses for pictures with fans of Britain's team following a photo-op with London ambassadors, the volunteers working around the city to give tourists directions and information, in central London, July 31. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)


“The excitement is growing so much I think the Geiger counter of Olympo-mania is going to go 'zoink' off the scale."

           - London Mayor Boris Johnson

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