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.
“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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