“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
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.