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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.

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
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“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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