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In Pictures: The Olympics in quotes
London 2012 in the words of the athletes.
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2012 12:49


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"It's what I came here to do, I'm now a legend." Jamaica’s ever modest sprinter Usain Bolt reflects on his double Olympic titles.
JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images
"I hope that this medal inspires the kids at home to put down guns and knives and pick up a pair of trainers instead," said Erick Barrondo, Guatemala's first-ever Olympic medal winner who claimed silver in the men's 20km race. walk.
Clive Rose/Getty Images
"My results come from hard work and training and I would never use any banned drugs. The Chinese people have clean hands." Sixteen-year-old Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen brushes aside doping suspicions after her world record in the women's 400 metres individual medley.
Matt Slocum/AP
"My mother used to tell us in the mornings, 'Carl put on your shoes, Oscar you put on your prosthetic legs... So I grew up not really thinking I had a disability. I grew up thinking I had different shoes." South Africa’s 400-metre sensation Oscar Pistorius reflects on growing up with carbon fibre prosthetic blades.
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"I saw the board with number 31 on it and thought my brother had got a penalty. I thought 'What an idiot Alistair, you've got a penalty. Then I looked at my arm and realised I was number 31." British triathlon bronze medallist Jonathan Brownlee received a 15-second penalty for getting on his bike too early. His brother Alistair took gold.
Harry How/Getty Images
"There are many people who want to start rowing because I have come to the Olympic Games. We will start when I get back. We just have to wait for the boats to arrive." Niger's rower Hamadou Djibo Issaka trained for just three months for the men's single sculls.
Matthias Schrader/AP
"There was no pressure. You should play in my country, then you will see pressure. They throw bricks at you." Croatia's Ivano Balic reacts after his side's handball semi-final defeat by France. 
SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images
"These were happy and glorious Games." IOC President Jacques Rogges praises the London Games.
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"It(***)s what I came here to do, I(***)m now a legend." Jamaica’s ever modest sprinter Usain Bolt reflects on his double Olympic titles.;*;"I hope that this medal inspires the kids at home to put down guns and knives and pick up a pair of trainers instead," said Erick Barrondo, Guatemala(***)s first-ever Olympic medal winner who claimed silver in the men(***)s 20km race. walk.;*;"My results come from hard work and training and I would never use any banned drugs. The Chinese people have clean hands." Sixteen-year-old Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen brushes aside doping suspicions after her world record in the women(***)s 400 metres individual medley.;*;"My mother used to tell us in the mornings, (***)Carl put on your shoes, Oscar you put on your prosthetic legs... So I grew up not really thinking I had a disability. I grew up thinking I had different shoes." South Africa’s 400-metre sensation Oscar Pistorius reflects on growing up with carbon fibre prosthetic blades.;*;"I saw the board with number 31 on it and thought my brother had got a penalty. I thought (***)What an idiot Alistair, you(***)ve got a penalty. Then I looked at my arm and realised I was number 31." British triathlon bronze medallist Jonathan Brownlee received a 15-second penalty for getting on his bike too early. His brother Alistair took gold.;*;"There are many people who want to start rowing because I have come to the Olympic Games. We will start when I get back. We just have to wait for the boats to arrive." Niger(***)s rower Hamadou Djibo Issaka trained for just three months for the men(***)s single sculls.;*;"There was no pressure. You should play in my country, then you will see pressure. They throw bricks at you." Croatia(***)s Ivano Balic reacts after his side(***)s handball semi-final defeat by France. ;*;"These were happy and glorious Games." IOC President Jacques Rogges praises the London Games. Daylife ID:
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"It's what I came here to do, I'm now a legend."
Jamaica’s ever modest sprinter reflects on his double Olympic titles.

Sun, 12 Aug 2012 15:46:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-Olympics-in-quotes?image_id=06PZ6vwgqy2a9DYLAN MARTINEZREUTERSReuters Pictures

"It's what I came here to do, I'm now a legend."
Jamaica’s ever modest sprinter reflects on his double Olympic titles.

Usain Bolt
Erick Barrondohttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-Olympics-in-quotes?image_id=04xh8wwes735k

"I hope that this medal inspires the kids at home to put down guns and knives and pick up a pair of trainers instead," said the winner of Guatemala's first-ever Olympic medal with silver in the men's 20-km race walk.

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 03:57:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-Olympics-in-quotes?image_id=04xh8wwes735kJOHAN ORDONEZAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

"I hope that this medal inspires the kids at home to put down guns and knives and pick up a pair of trainers instead," said the winner of Guatemala's first-ever Olympic medal with silver in the men's 20-km race walk.

Erick Barrondo
Ye Shiwenhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-Olympics-in-quotes?image_id=077h4W0aVi9JI

"My results come from hard work and training and I would never use any banned drugs. The Chinese people have clean hands."

The 16-year-old Chinese swimmer brushes aside doping suspicions after her world record in the women's 400 metres individual medley.

Tue, 31 Jul 2012 21:37:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-Olympics-in-quotes?image_id=077h4W0aVi9JIClive RoseGetty ImagesGetty Images

"My results come from hard work and training and I would never use any banned drugs. The Chinese people have clean hands."

The 16-year-old Chinese swimmer brushes aside doping suspicions after her world record in the women's 400 metres individual medley.

Ye Shiwen
Oscar Pistoriushttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-Olympics-in-quotes?image_id=08udgZ20t30AM

"My mother used to tell us in the mornings, 'Carl put on your shoes, Oscar you put on your prosthetic legs... So I grew up not really thinking I had a disability. I grew up thinking I
had different shoes."

South Africa’s 400-metre sensation reflects on growing up with carbon fibre prosthetic blades.

Fri, 10 Aug 2012 21:23:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-Olympics-in-quotes?image_id=08udgZ20t30AMMatt SlocumAPAP Photo

"My mother used to tell us in the mornings, 'Carl put on your shoes, Oscar you put on your prosthetic legs... So I grew up not really thinking I had a disability. I grew up thinking I
had different shoes."

South Africa’s 400-metre sensation reflects on growing up with carbon fibre prosthetic blades.

Oscar Pistorius
Jonathan Brownleehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-Olympics-in-quotes?image_id=0cZreyc21LbTb

"I saw the board with number 31 on it and thought my brother had got a penalty. I thought 'What an idiot Alistair, you've got a penalty'. Then I looked at my arm and realised I was number 31."

The British triathlon bronze medallist received a 15-second penalty for getting on his bike too early. His brother Alistair took gold.

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 13:28:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-Olympics-in-quotes?image_id=0cZreyc21LbTbFABRICE COFFRINIAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

"I saw the board with number 31 on it and thought my brother had got a penalty. I thought 'What an idiot Alistair, you've got a penalty'. Then I looked at my arm and realised I was number 31."

The British triathlon bronze medallist received a 15-second penalty for getting on his bike too early. His brother Alistair took gold.

Jonathan Brownlee
Hamadou Djibo Issakahttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-Olympics-in-quotes?image_id=08kZd6w5cu3Wr

"There are many people who want to start rowing because I have come to the Olympic Games. We will start when I get back. We just have to wait for the boats to arrive."

Niger's rower trained for just three months for the men's single sculls.

Fri, 03 Aug 2012 09:39:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-Olympics-in-quotes?image_id=08kZd6w5cu3WrHarry HowGetty ImagesGetty Images

"There are many people who want to start rowing because I have come to the Olympic Games. We will start when I get back. We just have to wait for the boats to arrive."

Niger's rower trained for just three months for the men's single sculls.

Hamadou Djibo Issaka
Ivano Balichttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-Olympics-in-quotes?image_id=05141wQ8tw0kp

"There was no pressure. You should play in my country, then you will see pressure. They throw bricks at you."

Croatia's Ivano Balic reacts after his side's handball semi-final defeat by France. 

Fri, 10 Aug 2012 20:50:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-Olympics-in-quotes?image_id=05141wQ8tw0kpMatthias SchraderAPAP Photo

"There was no pressure. You should play in my country, then you will see pressure. They throw bricks at you."

Croatia's Ivano Balic reacts after his side's handball semi-final defeat by France. 

Ivano Balic
Jacques Roggehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-Olympics-in-quotes?image_id=09Em0vv80b56m

"These were happy and glorious Games."

Mon, 13 Aug 2012 01:10:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-Olympics-in-quotes?image_id=09Em0vv80b56mSAEED KHANAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

"These were happy and glorious Games."

Jacques Rogge


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