BBC One: Day 16: 09.00-10.45 Olympics


BBC One: Day 16: 09.00-10.45

As the final day of the Olympics begins, Mishal Husain presents a chance to relive some of the key moments from the final night of athletics.


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What makes television what it is, is its mastery of the moving

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picture. But sometimes, what doesn't move at all, can be moving.

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 78 seconds

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And here it is again, the connection between the moving and

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the still. The fastest mover of them all, the captured instant.

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What a fantastic journey it has been. Over the next couple of hours

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or we will reflect on some of those are Olympic moments in moving form

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and hear from Mo Farah, Sir Steve Redgrave, Denise Lewis,

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Gebrselassie, and the Prime Minister is joining us for his

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assessment of London 2012 and what happens next. Great Britain ends

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these Olympics with a medal tally these Olympics with a medal tally

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we could only dream of. A tally of 62 medals. 28 gold medals among

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them, more than any in the last century. Third place in the medal

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table is secure. Or we were 4th in Beijing. How can we make sure this

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Sir Matthew Pinsent has been investigating.

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In Atlanta, 1996, Steve Redgrave and I were the only gold medalists

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13 GB. 16 years on, haven't things changed? They are going quicker and

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quicker, Great Britain have won the gold. Be it is going to be a

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glorious win for Great Britain. It is gold! We have more

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professionalism, more coaches, talent identification is amazing.

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But the main thing that has changed is the amount of cash in British

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Olympic sport. The National Lottery started a Olympic funding in 1997

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and the Return was instant. 11 gold medals in Sydney and a similar

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amount in Athens. Once London was chosen to host in 2012, no amount

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of money knocking around increased even more. �235 million the Beijing,

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264 million, the amount spent on these Games. We have had more

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resources for London because what we have committed to is to fund

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every Olympic and every Paralympic sport. So not only those sports

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that have medal potential, but those sports that have not achieved

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entry to the Games, which has given them a fantastic platform.

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Hopefully to attract more youngsters into a broader range of

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sports as a result. The sports that had the most unsurprising lead

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performed the best. Cycling, sailing and rowing are at the top

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of the funding list. Money means medals. We Investment, more sports

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can achieve more medals, which is what we have delivered. What

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delivers gold medals at the end of the day our athletes that have the

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talent and the ability. Seb Coe, Steve Ovett, Daley Thompson. Those

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people would have succeeded with a without funding. But there are

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those, like Mo Farah, without the current set-up might have drifted

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away and never really done what he has now been able to do so. He has

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been able to tap into resource and knowledge, which has been provided

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through funding. What do you would deep pockets by you? The best

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coaches, facilities and the most professional approach. Nothing is

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left to chance. But if you take, you are going to have to give back.

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What is the future for those sports that have underperformed on home

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soil? A few of the sports that have not done well will be having

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discussions after London. And there will be some sport won't get to Rio.

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We still think we can do it, but we have got to change the way we do

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things. The no compromise approach we have taken has been really good.

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It is clear, not funding for everybody, but funding for the best.

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The question is, when the venues empty, the crowds disappear and the

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lights go out, can it ever be this good again? It will be a tragedy if

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we did not continue to invest will stop other countries will and we

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will fall back. We have done brilliant. We have set the bar very

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high, why should we accept the only way is down? John Major started

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this with the lottery in 1994. His legacy is clear and plain. He was

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the Prime Minister at the time and that is the kind of back-up Lee

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Mead from our Prime Minister and the Government now. To say, this

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has been fantastic and we will continue to invest. Le the sports

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keep on delivering. My aim as sports minister is to make sure UK

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Sport have the same amount of money for the Rio's cycle as they did for

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London. These people are massive role models. It will inspire other

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kids to have a go in the future. And we have got to provide the same

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sort of support to those kids that we have provided to these people

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The Prime Minister is here to answer some of those questions.

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Good morning. Good morning. An amazing tally of gold medals, 28.

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At the Opening Ceremony, what did you think was possible? It's has

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been an extraordinary few weeks, it has lifted the country and brought

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people together. I am very proud of what everyone has done, from the

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athletes, the police service, the military and the Games makers, the

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volunteers and everyone involved. We came 4th in Beijing. A country

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of 60 million people, you up against Russia, Germany, China,

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India. Coming 4th, I thought was amazing. I thought holding on to

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fourth place would have been a challenge. But we have produced

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this extraordinary result. We did put in a lot of money. I know you

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saw quite of the Olympic venues and experience those men did -- moments,

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any particular favourite? It has to be Mo Farah last Saturday and last

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night. An incredible performance. Just to be there, you felt you

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wouldn't want to be anywhere else at any other point in time. It was

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a magic moment. And Nicola Adams, the boxer. I was there for her

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semi-final, it was very special. The first time we have had women's

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boxing at the Olympics and an iconic British woman who will be a

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fantastic role model. So the question we have to ask, what

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happens to elite sport now? You have made an announcement. I am

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very clear. What has happened since the lottery has worked. John

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Major's legacy is secure. The lottery has transformed the way we

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formed a lead sport. The �125 million of funding, that will

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continue every year up until the Rio 2016 Olympics. Normally

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governments fund programmes have won a two years before. But this is

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worthwhile because it helps to deliver those medals. It is only

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two more years because the Treasury funding was guaranteed until 2014,

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2015. You have given them another two years. But it is vital because

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they can plan all the way between now and Rio. I was talking to Ben

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Ainslie about this. He said it is so important sailors can go to Rio

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and practice were they can go and compete. I think sport UK, Sue

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Campbell and those people have delivered a system that works. We

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will go on backing it. It is welcome news, but two years in the

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life of elite sport is not a long time. Shouldn't we be thinking more

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ambitiously and coming up with the longer turn strategy? I hope I will

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be the Prime Minister in 2016 and we will make the decision for the

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next four years. But the decision is, when I became Prime Minister,

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the elite sport programme wasn't fully funded up until the 2012

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Olympics we have just had. One of the decisions I had to make was to

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make sure it was funded. We don't know how long he will be Prime

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Minister, but you could set the tone in saying, our ambition is for

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a long-term strategy and you have not done that. I cannot think of

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any reason why any Government would change this strategy, it works. It

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has delivered the 2012, it can deliver for 2016. There is no was

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some shin this would change. Because we have returned lottery

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funding to good courses, sports, arts, there will be more money

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through the lottery generally over the next five years. So the money

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will be there for anyone in the future to continue to expand this

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elite sports programme. This is what the athletes have asked for,

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delivered up to 2016, and I think it is a very good thing to do.

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about difficult decisions on how you spend money on a lead sport.

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How it divides up the cookie. What about sports that have

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underperformed likes winning, which had a target of more medals than it

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ended up with? It is vital Government ministers don't make

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these decisions. The reason we have professional sport bodies like

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sport UK, is for them to make those decisions. They will be having

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tough conversations with the difference governing bodies because

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they have his policy of trying to funds by results. It does not mean

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if you do badly you automatically don't get the money, but you have

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to prove you are learning the lessons. If you look at cycling, I

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am not an expert, but it seems they have just applied the most immense

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amount of science and expertise to this area. I'm sure everyone will

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be looking at the most successful sports and ask what they can learn.

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You have come out with plans about earlier in the training, we have to

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think before we get to the elite sport level. How important

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competitive sport is, and that seems to be at the heart of what he

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wants primary schools to be doing. Shouldn't you put the focus on

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high-quality, physical education in schools? Competitive sport is

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important, that is what the Olympics is about. It is

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competition which inspires people. We need to look at what is working

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in schools, and what is not working well enough. Two out of five

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primary-school children are playing competitive sport within schools,

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and less than that playing competitive sports with other

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schools. There are children who can be alienated from competitive

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sports. Mo Farah's all P teacher said if you expose children who

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were not ready to competitive sport, you can put them off sport for life.

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Up to the age of 11, sport's should be there and after. They should be

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part of the team learning about working as a team, and learning

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about losing as well as winning. It is character-building stuff. The

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arguments some people make his competitive sport does not belong

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in a primary school setting. I don't believe that. I watch my son

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playing football and there is an under 18, and under 10 team. They

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like playing sport and make this What was the role -- what was wrong

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with a target of two hours of sport in school? The activity could have

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been things like dance routines, but schools felt it if they had met

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that target, that was enough. The point is, if you don't want a

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system where a school thinks, I have done two hours a week, I have

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done my bit. I think it was limiting and restricting. We are

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putting �1 billion in, over five years, into youth sport. To make

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sure that competitive sport is in the curriculum. Those two things

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will make a difference. I am also announcing today that Seb Coe, who

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has made this game is a success, is going to be my legacy ambassador,

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on how to make the most economically from the Games, how to

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win the contracts in terms of the next Olympics, decisions on future

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funding in sport. He will be helping to advise us. This was

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always the legacy Games, we want the Games on the basis of planning

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for a strong legacy. At the moment, it is just a blueprint, it is a

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question of the effort you make. There are lots of things which have

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already been done. We are at the start of the journey of building a

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legacy. We are some way down the track. 5,000 schools have formed

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partnerships with local sports clubs, 1000 sports facilities have

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been upgraded. We have lost school playing-fields, do know how many of

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those could be safeguarded for the local community? In the last two

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years, 21 school playing fields have been sold, 14 because the

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school in question had been closed, four because of school a mile

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commissions. The other three were about getting funding for sports

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facilities. If you look at the detail, it doesn't stack up. Could

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those playing fields be safeguarded for community use? Absolutely, that

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is why we do not allow schools to sell playing fields, that is the

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position of the government, it has to be an exceptional circumstance.

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What we want to seek his more playing fields available to schools.

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A big part of the future is linking up schools with local sports clubs.

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Way and kids get competitive sport at the local village club,

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organised by volunteers, with teams, hundreds of children taking part in

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competitive cricket and football. These clubs are in real key, one

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way to secured the legacy of the Games. You say we are already

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securing the legacy, but you cannot be heartened by figures on

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participation. Only six of 31 funded sports are showing an

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increase in participation. It is only running and cycling doing well.

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There is no level of complacency. We haven't just invented legacy

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this week, the whole thinking of the government which bid for the

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Games macro and this one, it is about securing legacy. Whether it

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is about making sure that this amazing Park does not become, like

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some previous Olympic parks, covered in Tumbleweed with unused

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facilities. We do not know who will use the stadium. Almost all of the

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eight major venues are secured. The Aquatics Centre, that has a totally

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secure a future. 800,000 people, nearly one million people, will use

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it every year. I am confident in saying this park will be a

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fantastic place for Londoners to live, work and play. Even though

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there is no permanent tenant? will be sorted out relatively

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rapidly. A fantastic facility, football clubs are vying to be its

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tenants. I was in the Athletes' Village, that will be an amazing

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house into element, people will be queuing up to live in it. It has

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transformed this part of London. Going back to these figures on

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participation in sport. The theme of these Games has been, inspired a

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generation. But as a nation among 16-24 year-olds, -- participation

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among this group, that is the focus. That is why Seb Coe will be

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advising me as legacy ambassador. To transform people's thinking

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about sport, that is important. There is no complacency in

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government. The thinking of legacy didn't start last week, it has been

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at the heart of these Games. Legacy is vital. It is a huge opportunity.

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My own children have been inspired by the past few weeks. We are in

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the final few hours until the closing ceremony. What do you think

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this experience has taught us about who we are in Britain? It has been

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a massive self confidence boost. We can all feel we don't just have a

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great past but a great future ahead of us. I have been struck by the

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number of people, athletes, visiting prime ministers, who say

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these are the best Games they have been two, a confident country which

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has produced something superbly well done, on budget, on time. The

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sense of voluntary spirit which has come from those Games makers has

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completely inspired people. We can make our wake in a tough and

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competitive world. The reality is that tomorrow morning, we are

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reminded we are in a severe recession, this country is not in a

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good place economically. We do face a tough economic situation, I do

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not belittle that at all. These Games show, if you work hard enough

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at something, plant something, if you are passionate enough, you can

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turn things around. That is a lesson you can take from these

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Games. Prime Minister, thank you. Now, if you've just joined us, it's

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a quiet morning of Olympic Sport. The main event of the morning is

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the marathon before 11am, here on BBC One. So we're taking this

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opportunity to reflect on the past fortnight, and the highlights of

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London 2012. Overall, it's been an impressive performance by British

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Olympians, though the athletics total was two short of chief coach

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Charles Van Commenee's target of eight track and field medals.

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Nevertheless, there were four gold medals for Great Britain, and many

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other moments that helped light up champion. The moment of truth has

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arrived. There goes Usain Bolt, he is going

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to win the gold! The champion becomes a legend! The brilliance of

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for Britain. Christine Ohuruogu it is coming,

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will she make it? Christine Ohuruogu, a sterling effort, to get

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striding away to become the Olympic champion. That is the world record,

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he smashes it to pieces. The only man to have defended the

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Olympic 200 metres title ever. He is kicking again, Mo Farah is

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going for it. It is a gold medal! champion.

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Jessica Ennis is the Olympic champion, best all-round athlete in

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the world. Come on, Mo Farah, the Mo Farah is

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going to make it two gold medals for Great Britain, beautiful.

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Have you ever seen anything like We have had so many fantastic

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moments in the stadium, thanks to those athletes. Denise Lewis, you

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are watching from your ringside seat. Can I ask you to choose a

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highlight, there are probably so many. No, you cannot. If I have to

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try to pick one, it is impossible. The freshest one is Mo Farah, his

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double was sensational. I have run out of superlatives. Truly sublime.

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It was amazing, not only did he run tactically really well. But, the

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way he'd almost dominated, mentally, he had a physical presence at the

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start of the race which I have never seen him do before. He got

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the crowd going, he responded to them. Psychologically, he won that

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battle from that moment on. Jessica Ennis and her heptathlon

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gold, that must have meant a lot you personally. The pressure she

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has had to deal with, leading up to the Games, in the months and years,

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has been immense. She has conducted herself so well. That is the mark

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of a true champion, who can work under such intense scrutiny and

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still deliver a performance. We felt it was on, from the moment she

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stepped onto the track. To deliver that hurdles race, it was majestic.

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She was part of that first Super Saturday. Overall in British

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athletics, we didn't get to the target of eight medals, a shame? Or,

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do the four gold medals make up for it? He going into these

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championships, we thought maybe there could be made the two of gold

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medals. We have superseded our expectations,

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as a sport. The target, it is there as a guideline to Kara Goucher but

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you cannot put a measure on what we have experienced as a country. It

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has up weighed everything. What does success but that do to the

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team as a whole? They are practical results. You attract more money, it

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secures the team going forward. That is what we hope. The athletes

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have delivered. The big thing now is funding, and continuing through

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to Rio. This is not just, London has finished, it all stops. This is

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the real legacy. We have a lot of young athletes who have come into

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these Games for a first time, and who want to build on it. What about

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what it does for British athletics as a whole, we hope people will be

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inspired. I can only look at my own situation, are being inspired as a

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kid by watching events like this, of wanting to go to my local club.

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That is what I hope the young children around the country will be

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inspired, to have a go. No one can guarantee success, that you will

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stand on that Olympic podium, but it is all in that Jenny and having

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a role model to follow. Thank you for sharing all your knowledge and

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excitement. Double Olympic champion Mo Farah will be joining us in the

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studio later in the programme. And, while he's claimed two gold medals,

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he's still four behind Sir Chris Hoy, who took his tally to six,

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during another fantastic week for What a night we have got to look

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forward to. It is going to be an Great Britain are absolutely flying.

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Great Britain are the world champions and they are now going to

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become the world champ -- Olympic champions. They are on fire.

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cannot believe it. Laura Trott is on fire. I cannot

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believe this has happened to me. The new world record. It is

:31:11.:31:21.
:31:21.:31:23.

unbelievable. He is the Olympic sprint champion.

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Look at the time! It is a new world record. We have spent so many years

:31:28.:31:36.

thinking about this moment. It is a mad explosion of a motion. Victoria

:31:36.:31:43.

Pendleton is the Olympic clearing champion. I would have loved to

:31:43.:31:49.

have won my final race, but I just say it is all done and I can move

:31:49.:31:59.
:31:59.:32:07.

on. You have been incredible. Sir Chris Hoy is now the most

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successful British Olympian. Congratulations to Bradley Wiggins.

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It has not been a bad year for him. They are two more men, Sir Matthew

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Pinsent was there to witness Ben Ainslie winning a 4th successive

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title. Will we will speak to Steve Redgrave and Ben Ainslie in a

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moment. But first this is what happened.

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Ben Ainslie is often ridden up as the best small boat sailor in the

:32:40.:32:48.

world, but winning the gold in 2012 would prove it. By his recent

:32:48.:32:53.

Olympic standards, first three days of racing were close to disastrous,

:32:53.:32:59.

but one of his main race opponents, Jonas Hogh-Christensen, had made a

:32:59.:33:05.

crucial error. From where I was sailing, it looked like he had hit

:33:05.:33:11.

the mark. Ben Ainslie is doing a penalty turn. Big mistake, he made

:33:11.:33:18.

me angry and they had better watch out. Essentially, Sunday 5th August

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boils down to a man on man race for gold. It is going to be a huge race

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on Sunday, but I am up for it. races of the regatta are completed

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and today's race is the last medal race. The situation is delicate for

:33:35.:33:39.

Ben Ainslie, he is two points behind the Dane, Jonas Hogh-

:33:39.:33:43.

Christensen, so he must beat him to win the gold. This is going to be

:33:43.:33:53.
:33:53.:33:56.

tight. Perhaps we were going to see more confrontations. Not Ben

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Ainslie's best start, but by the first mark, the Briton was in

:34:01.:34:06.

charge. Ben Ainslie has gone a round the top mark in gold medal

:34:06.:34:12.

winning positions. Denmark have a big job to do. Things are looking

:34:12.:34:18.

good for the British sailor. Ben Ainslie wins his 4th Olympic gold.

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The Battle of the Bay between Benn's -- Ben Ainslie and the great

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Dane is over. History is made, Ben Ainslie is the best sailor the

:34:27.:34:35.

Olympics has ever seen. Have you ever had to work harder for an

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Olympic gold medal than that? it was the toughest. The way Jonas

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Hogh-Christensen has sailed this week, it is a long time since I

:34:44.:34:49.

have seen somebody sail that well. You were dead and buried after six

:34:49.:34:55.

races? I was worried, and something had to change and thankfully it did.

:34:55.:35:00.

I got myself back into a position with a chance. I feel I should have

:35:01.:35:07.

a special card or a key to say, four consecutive gold medals, it is

:35:07.:35:13.

a special club, welcome to it. Well done.

:35:13.:35:18.

So, there is a special club, but people have gone further with five

:35:18.:35:24.

gold medals, so we thought we would bring you together. Well done,

:35:24.:35:29.

dramatic days in Weymouth. It was touch and go for a little while?

:35:29.:35:36.

was, it was very tough. It was difficult for me. I did not sail

:35:36.:35:40.

the greatest opening series and I had to fight for it. Which she

:35:40.:35:45.

would expect for any Olympic medal, but this was tough and a close the

:35:45.:35:50.

medal race. Thankfully, I managed to get it right on the day.

:35:51.:35:55.

much did the thought of that record you wanted to get to really

:35:55.:36:01.

motivates you? In sailing, for gold medals is special, only one other

:36:01.:36:06.

man who has done that. And to have a silver medal as well, it was a

:36:06.:36:12.

big day. Or you can focus on is doing the best job and you cannot

:36:12.:36:16.

get carried away with what might happen. You have to get the job

:36:16.:36:21.

done and have a good regatta. It was tough, but came good in the end.

:36:21.:36:27.

You have done very well, but we thought we needed to inspire you

:36:27.:36:31.

and get you to think about Rio. Steve is here to make you think

:36:31.:36:38.

about another Olympics. For me, I might be making a comeback! He has

:36:38.:36:43.

the opportunity to do that if he wants to, it is a huge commitment.

:36:43.:36:48.

He has been such a firm favourite to win this gold medal and in

:36:48.:36:52.

everyone's eyes over the next few years, it is going to be tough. I

:36:52.:36:56.

thought he was playing to the crowd are making it exciting and bringing

:36:56.:37:02.

it to the last day. But he has got the capability, if he wants to

:37:02.:37:09.

carry on. Do you want to carry on? I honestly don't know right now. It

:37:09.:37:14.

does get pretty emotional after these campaigns and you have to go

:37:14.:37:19.

away, as Steve did, give it some time and then decide what you want

:37:19.:37:28.

to do. In sailing, the America's Cup is also a big challenge. So the

:37:28.:37:32.

next challenge is to head off to San Francisco and get involved with

:37:32.:37:37.

that. We will see about Rio, physically a don't think I could do

:37:37.:37:42.

another four years. You are young enough, you won your first gold at

:37:42.:37:48.

the 19? I have had some issues with my back in particular. I had an

:37:48.:37:55.

operation over the winter. You have to force the boat through the water

:37:55.:37:59.

and it is pretty hard work and my back doesn't enjoy it. The Olympics

:37:59.:38:03.

as been a huge part of my life for the next 20 years, and it will be

:38:03.:38:11.

hard to walk away. Steve, you famously said, "if you see me in a

:38:11.:38:16.

boat again, you have permission to chute me". The minute you have won

:38:16.:38:20.

a medal, people ask you about the next stage. It is not the right

:38:20.:38:26.

time to make those decisions? Definitely not the right time. And

:38:26.:38:31.

that saying has been thrown back to me for the last few years. You need

:38:31.:38:37.

a little bit of time, time to reflect. Within rowing, the biggest

:38:37.:38:44.

thing is the Olympic Games. We have a World Championships every year,

:38:44.:38:49.

before the Olympic year, it is a stepping-stone to the Olympics. The

:38:49.:38:56.

only reason to carry on his towards the next Olympic Games. But other

:38:56.:39:03.

things for him have a big draw, and the America's Cup. If you relate it

:39:03.:39:07.

is cycling, Bradley Wiggins has won the Tour de France, which is the

:39:07.:39:13.

biggest thing in Cycling. And then he won another gold medal. You have

:39:13.:39:16.

also had to go through the Games are watching people edge closer,

:39:16.:39:21.

and in Bradley Wiggins and Chris Hoy's case, overtake your Olympic

:39:21.:39:27.

record, how has that felt? It has been straight forward, it is a

:39:27.:39:33.

record I didn't know I had until four years ago. I when to the

:39:33.:39:37.

velodrome on watch Bradley win the team pursuits will stop and a

:39:37.:39:41.

journalist said to me if Bradley wins a medal of any sort, he goes

:39:41.:39:46.

past do in the record. And I thought myself, I had this record

:39:46.:39:50.

for a years and didn't know I had it will stop within days it could

:39:50.:39:57.

have been taken away from me. I knew that Chris and then it would

:39:57.:40:02.

go past me at these Games. It has been enjoyable watching it happen.

:40:02.:40:08.

What about your thoughts about your sports. Both of your sports are the

:40:08.:40:14.

best funded, they have had a lot of money from UK Sports. Yours was the

:40:14.:40:17.

only sailing gold medal for Great Britain at these Games. If you look

:40:17.:40:21.

at the overall record of the same team, did it not go as well as you

:40:21.:40:29.

hoped? Our goal coming into the Games was five medals -- four

:40:29.:40:36.

medals. We took five. And the individual teams were so close. It

:40:36.:40:42.

has been another great performance by the team. I think one of the big

:40:42.:40:46.

things to say is it is a continuation. You cannot just say,

:40:46.:40:51.

it is London 2012 and that is it. All these teams have been growing

:40:51.:40:55.

up there so many years and they will keep going. It is vital we

:40:55.:41:00.

keep the funding coming from UK Sport and keep the ball rolling,

:41:00.:41:04.

and all of those teams are building for the future and doing a great

:41:04.:41:09.

job. Particularly there are sports like cures, were having the best

:41:09.:41:14.

possible Technology makes a difference, cycling being one of

:41:14.:41:21.

them? It is the International Federation make sure it is about

:41:21.:41:25.

the athletes, and not about the boats. There is an improvement of

:41:25.:41:30.

each four years process, but there isn't a huge market within sailing

:41:30.:41:34.

boats, it is not like golf clubs, technology is changing almost by

:41:34.:41:37.

the minute to be able to get a little bit more accuracy and

:41:37.:41:44.

distance. It is not like that within the sport of rowing. It is

:41:44.:41:49.

about preparation, training, it is about putting everything in process.

:41:49.:41:53.

Why one of the reasons for the rowing team of the best in the

:41:53.:41:56.

world at the moment from Great Britain, is because of the staff,

:41:56.:42:00.

all the back-up team, behind the athletes. We have great athletes

:42:00.:42:05.

being looked after very well and that is the reason, I think, as a

:42:05.:42:09.

country we are performing very well. It is not just the opportunity for

:42:09.:42:13.

those athletes, it is about helping them and what over there issues may

:42:14.:42:19.

be in the four-year cycle. We will get more from you as the programme

:42:19.:42:25.

continues. There is live sport available on BBC Three. It is

:42:25.:42:30.

volleyball, Bulgaria are playing Italy in the bronze-medal match.

:42:30.:42:35.

Also lots of other options on the red button. On BBC One or we will

:42:35.:42:40.

be live at the Mall as we build up to the men's marathon which starts

:42:40.:42:46.

in just over an hour. Now for another Sir Matthew Pinsent

:42:46.:42:50.

reports. We asked him to pose some questions for years ago about what

:42:50.:42:55.

London could learn from Beijing. Now London 2012 is almost over, he

:42:55.:42:58.

has been out to deliver his assessment of what has happened

:42:58.:43:01.

here. There were people saying in the

:43:01.:43:07.

wake of Beijing 2008, we had a hard act to follow. Before we had our

:43:08.:43:15.

Opening Ceremony, Britain played a blinder. 70 days, 8,000 miles and

:43:15.:43:20.

8,000 Torch bearers. The torch relay opened British hearts in a

:43:20.:43:28.

very special way. Come on! Experience of lifetime. I am not

:43:28.:43:38.

anybody, and people are cheering me on. I felt like I was in Wonderland.

:43:38.:43:44.

When Danny Boyle did get to put on his show, it was British, it was

:43:44.:43:48.

quirky and some nations wouldn't have got the jokes, but for me it

:43:48.:43:58.
:43:58.:44:01.

boiled down to one moment which the whole world would have understood.

:44:01.:44:08.

Good evening, Mr von. Good evening, your majesty. London's venues came

:44:08.:44:13.

in on budget, they were open for their test events, and some of them

:44:13.:44:23.
:44:23.:44:26.

were beauties. There is no doubt, there have been empty seats, the

:44:26.:44:32.

ticketing website - universally panned. A lot of people did not get

:44:32.:44:37.

tickets and that is unfair. I feel bad so many people were out there

:44:37.:44:42.

looking for tickets and there are so many empty seats. My report card

:44:43.:44:49.

- could do better. Six out of 10. Four years ago in Beijing, the

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Olympic Park was an exclusive place to be. In London, you still need a

:44:54.:44:59.

ticket, but this place is all about inclusion. 2.4 million people have

:44:59.:45:04.

watched events at Olympic Park, but that spirit has spread to open

:45:04.:45:13.

spaces Nationwide. You don't have to be at home to watch the Games

:45:13.:45:21.

any more. You can be any worse. No surprise, this has been caused the

:45:21.:45:27.

first genuinely digital Olympics. Social Media has loved the Olympics,

:45:27.:45:32.

fans don't miss a moment. They watch, commiserate and congratulate,

:45:32.:45:39.

very often directly to the athletes. My followers on Twitter. Twitter.

:45:39.:45:44.

Thanks for all of the fans for supporting and believing. Transport,

:45:45.:45:50.

lots of people said it would be a nightmare. I think we did OK.

:45:50.:45:55.

London 2012 is on course to break attendance records. 7 million

:45:55.:45:59.

people through the turnstiles. Were they happy? I have been using it

:45:59.:46:03.

the whole time, over ground, Underground and everything, it is

:46:03.:46:10.

easy. Security was an issue. In the race to be ready, G four S is

:46:11.:46:17.

playing catch-up. Soldiers have arrived at a Olympic venues, part

:46:17.:46:20.

of a 3,500 fours needed to plug the gap. Have nearly 300,000 people

:46:20.:46:27.

coming through and we talk to them, help them and assist them at the

:46:27.:46:33.

park. It has been a great experience. We did recover it well.

:46:33.:46:43.
:46:43.:46:46.

The forces, a huge upgrade. Where Volunteers of the lifeblood of any

:46:46.:46:52.

Olympic Games, and in London, they have been amazing. There is no job

:46:52.:47:00.

too menial, this lot have and very nearly stolen the show. The final

:47:00.:47:03.

request from 2008 was an outstanding performance from Team

:47:03.:47:13.
:47:13.:47:14.

GB. I think we got that, don't you? COMMENTATOR: Sir Chris Hoy, the

:47:14.:47:22.

greatest Olympian. If I had to sum up the 2012 games, it would be to

:47:22.:47:32.
:47:32.:47:34.

Seb Coe and his team, well played. So, a thumbs up from Matthew.

:47:34.:47:38.

Let me ask you for your verdict, you have seen plenty of the Olympic

:47:38.:47:44.

Games between you. Did you dare to think it could be this good? Nobody

:47:44.:47:49.

could have written this script, that things would go so remarkably

:47:49.:47:54.

well. I am so proud of the job we have done on every level, everyone

:47:54.:47:59.

has raised their game, from volunteer, to elite performer. This

:47:59.:48:04.

will go down in history for me, I will sleep well. We started from

:48:04.:48:08.

the opening ceremony where you had a special role you had to keep

:48:08.:48:16.

under wraps. Very special. I wasn't actually the one who lit the

:48:16.:48:21.

cauldron but bringing it into the stadium was very special for me.

:48:21.:48:27.

That moment was remarkable. What the Olympic bid has been about his

:48:27.:48:31.

passing it on to the next generation which is what Seb Coe

:48:31.:48:36.

wanted, passing it on to the 7th athletes. What wasn't caught on

:48:36.:48:43.

film, the moment they came back to ask when I lit -- when they lit the

:48:43.:48:47.

cauldron. The pressure had been taken away from them. They had been

:48:47.:48:56.

nervous about making mistakes. They knew a week in advance. My normally

:48:56.:49:01.

had told his parents, watch the opening ceremony but am not allowed

:49:01.:49:10.

to tell you. Ben Ainslie, it hasn't just been London's Olympics, you

:49:10.:49:14.

have been showcasing Weymouth, how has that worked as an Olympic

:49:14.:49:23.

venue? It was a great part of the country. The Olympic torch, passing

:49:23.:49:29.

around the whole nation before the Games, helped the build up. I was

:49:29.:49:39.
:49:39.:49:42.

in plans end, the atmosphere. -- in Land's End. The volunteers were a

:49:42.:49:49.

huge part of the Games, getting the atmosphere right. It turned it into

:49:50.:49:56.

a great Games. You have a special role in the closing ceremony.

:49:56.:50:02.

get the honour of carrying the flag, leading the team back out. A huge

:50:02.:50:06.

moment for everybody. We should be so proud of what we have achieved

:50:06.:50:11.

as a nation, the team has done fantastically well. For everyone

:50:11.:50:20.

involved, the Games has been a huge achievement. I wonder, we all

:50:20.:50:24.

really have to think about how to build on this moment, it would be a

:50:24.:50:30.

crying shame if we look back, and then it evaporates.

:50:30.:50:35.

We need a moment to take stock of what we have achieved, we have set

:50:35.:50:43.

records. But, careful planning is needed about how weak the continued

:50:43.:50:50.

this momentum, to build on sport. We cannot lose this momentum, we

:50:50.:50:58.

need to think how we fund, and where the emphasis is. We had an

:50:58.:51:03.

announcement on this, but it is only two years. The general public

:51:03.:51:09.

have enjoyed this Games, a huge spirit of following Team GB through

:51:09.:51:15.

their success. It is quite expensive, supporting a team at top

:51:15.:51:23.

level. But, the feel-good factor it is amazing, smiles on faces,

:51:23.:51:30.

motivating youngsters. It is money well spent. We don't have to spend

:51:30.:51:38.

as much, but it is important we keep supporting our top athletes

:51:38.:51:43.

and bringing youngsters through. In terms of the trickle-down, to

:51:43.:51:48.

leading healthier and more active lives. The figures on participation

:51:48.:51:53.

in sport among young people, it is going down overall. You would hope

:51:53.:51:58.

an event like this will help turn that around. We can't ask for a

:51:59.:52:02.

better inspiration for the youngsters in school, looking for

:52:02.:52:09.

something to do. They can see that these sports are accessible. Some

:52:09.:52:13.

are more accessible than others. sport, sailing, it is a great

:52:14.:52:20.

example. Some think it is elitist and expensive, but at grassroots

:52:20.:52:26.

level, it is easy to get into, you don't even need to live by the sea.

:52:26.:52:31.

The Olympics has brought this realisation that it is accessible.

:52:31.:52:35.

It is a culture change we have to address, parents, children,

:52:35.:52:42.

teachers. Mo Farah said, if you want to achieve something, it is

:52:42.:52:48.

simple, dedication and commitment. But the key word is funding. This

:52:48.:52:53.

Olympics has brought it home we can do really good things. We need to

:52:53.:52:58.

inspire the kids to start over again. Nutrition, exercise. Those

:52:58.:53:06.

who want to achieve in sport, the pathway is set. They can do it.

:53:06.:53:11.

What has inspired me is the sheer hard work that goes into the

:53:11.:53:16.

achievement. Thank you for being with us. Ben

:53:16.:53:23.

Ainslie, we will be watching tonight.

:53:23.:53:33.
:53:33.:53:34.

The Steve Redgrave, we will be talking about rowing later.

:53:35.:53:42.

We haven't shown any rowing yet. Four gold medals. And tears are

:53:42.:53:52.
:53:52.:54:04.

Olympic champions, it couldn't go to two more worthy winners.

:54:04.:54:10.

A steely look of determination, a bronze medal for Britain.

:54:10.:54:16.

This is going to the wire. Were the silver medal for Great Britain. It

:54:16.:54:21.

was a valiant effort from the British four.

:54:21.:54:25.

The British crew of pushing on hard. Great Britain, a well deserved

:54:25.:54:30.

bronze medal. Let us do this, let us finish the

:54:30.:54:40.
:54:40.:54:48.

story. Grainger and Anna Watkins.

:54:49.:54:58.
:54:59.:54:59.

Campbell, on the line, getting the Olympic champions in the men's four,

:54:59.:55:05.

we have done it, and we have done it in style.

:55:05.:55:13.

Hold on now, girls. And it is yours. They are the Olympic champions.

:55:13.:55:16.

It is Great Britain for the silver medal.

:55:16.:55:24.

A remarkable few days at Eton Dorney, you must have been

:55:24.:55:30.

delighted. You didn't quite think we would do so now. What were your

:55:30.:55:40.
:55:40.:55:45.

projections? I had said, seven medals, three or four gold medals.

:55:45.:55:51.

We had some outside hopes as well. One of them came in, with the

:55:51.:55:55.

lightweight women's double. For let us look at the medal table

:55:55.:56:05.
:56:05.:56:14.

One of my old boats. I have been through most of the rowing

:56:14.:56:24.
:56:24.:56:25.

categories in my time. The coppers four -- coxless four. That was

:56:25.:56:35.
:56:35.:56:41.

Grainger and Watkins. They really deserved it. A great story, the

:56:41.:56:46.

effort and commitment. They could have easily have walked away.

:56:46.:56:49.

Katherine Grainger decided she would put her neck on the line

:56:49.:56:53.

again, another are four years of hard work towards it and it has

:56:53.:56:57.

paid off. A story of real perseverance.

:56:57.:57:04.

The overall, these were the Games where we saw British women rowers

:57:04.:57:09.

strike gold. Definitely. It was looking doubtful

:57:09.:57:14.

at one stage that the men would win a gold medal of any sort. Paul

:57:14.:57:22.

thompson, the women's chief coach, has come up trumps. Women's rowing

:57:22.:57:28.

was introduced into the Olympics in 1970 six. We got our first medal in

:57:28.:57:33.

Sydney, with Katherine Grainger in the quadruple sculls, a fantastic

:57:33.:57:43.
:57:43.:57:43.

result. We hoped that would go on. Three in one go. Really special.

:57:43.:57:49.

There has been more effort made in women's rowing? I do not think you

:57:49.:57:53.

can say there has been more effort put in over the last four years, it

:57:53.:57:57.

is just that they have had the capability of doing it four years

:57:57.:58:03.

ago and it didn't happen. Of the whole of the printing, they are

:58:03.:58:12.

looking to improve all the time. Helen Glover? She was part of the

:58:12.:58:16.

sporting chance programme which I lodged. We were looking for girls

:58:16.:58:24.

over 5 ft 11, meant over 6 ft 3. She came through that scheme. She

:58:24.:58:30.

watched the Games and thought, why can't I do that in four years? I

:58:30.:58:34.

have had e-mails from parents and children saying, I am told, can I

:58:34.:58:42.

be part of it? This is what sport, all the different federations in

:58:42.:58:49.

the UK, will be relaunching, talent identification. Rowing may think it

:58:49.:58:54.

is harder to have a go. It is seen as elitist, but forever there is

:58:54.:59:01.

water, a lake or canal, there will be a rowing club of some sort.

:59:01.:59:07.

A great week for our rowers. Overall, British swimmers didn't

:59:07.:59:13.

have such a fantastic Games. Ian Thorpe has been with us. This

:59:13.:59:23.
:59:23.:59:28.

Hello. I have only just started. People have been so kind to me

:59:28.:59:32.

while I have been in the UK. I have offered everyone a free swimming

:59:32.:59:36.

lesson this morning. A lot of people have come by and I am about

:59:36.:59:40.

to start off doing that right now. A lucky them to get some swimming

:59:40.:59:45.

tips from you. I know that we work to fairly hard as a commentator.

:59:45.:59:49.

You told me that you work harder than as a good editor! What stood

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out for you when you watched all of that happening? My favourite moment

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during the Games was Chad Le Clos's father, his reaction to his son's

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performance. I related to that because it is not just one afraid

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performing. There are a lot of people behind the athlete,

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supporting them. We saw all of that. Chad Le Clos was one of the gold

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medallist at these Games. For so many other swimmers it did not go

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according to plan. You Australian team and experienced that at the

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British swimmers did as well. Is there something going wrong in

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nations that have traditionally been good at swimming? Look, I can

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talk more directly about the Australian programme than the

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British programme. I actually think we have one of the best programmes

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in place that we have ever had. I think we were just unfortunate that

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we did not get the medals that we expected to win. When I look at the

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British programme and the improvements that have happened

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over the course of the last three years, I think there has been an

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improvement. It is just that the rest of the world moved faster than

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the British team. I know there will be inquiries into both of those

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programmes. Literally I think we have got to the point where world

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swimming has become more difficult than any of us had ever anticipated.

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You are there as part of your own legacy effort. Can you still hear

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me? How important do you think it is for there to be more of a

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connection between what happens in the elite sport and what happens at

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a swimming pool like the one you are at now? Look, it is important.

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I think the Olympics should be offering more than just every four

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years. I wanted to do this and I did it quite randomly. I wanted to

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come and do something and connect with people that enjoy swimming,

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simple as that. I think lots of athletes are willing to do

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something like that on a national teams. A connection needs to be

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made between the elite level and participation in sport.

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Have a lovely morning. Lucky people getting swimming tips from you.

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Thank you very much. Thank you. Goodbye.

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He has become a much-loved member of the BBC team! A fantastic effort

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overall. One person who has been to almost as many Olympic venues as

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Prince William and Steve Redgrave, the BBC's Clare Balding. We will

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hear from her in just a moment because she has been seen at more

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than one Olympic venue. She has done the rounds and she has

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gathered many fans along the way. Before we hear from her, let's hear

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I grew up in the area. I really just wanted to be involved in the

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Games. Being a volunteer was one way that I could get involved. It

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has been brilliant to see the public's reaction to the Games and

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especially to the volunteers. I guess in a way, the volunteers have

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been so crucial to make this such a successful Games. Sometimes it

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might not then be the most glamorous job, it might not be in

:03:24.:03:29.

trouble at all times, it might be hard work. But the benefits of it

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are huge. The people in England love sport and you can see how they

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support it. They are nice with us. They asked for people that could

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speak Spanish and English to help them communicate better with the

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Spanish team. They are telling us we are the best volunteers that

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they have had! For this we are here. I am from the University of Antwerp

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doing computer science. If there were any problems relating to IT

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equipment in the venue, they report them to us. That is where I am

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staying. I have enjoyed myself. It has been a great atmosphere. Just

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great. I was born and brought up in the area and I know it really well.

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Stratford has been quite deprived and I have seen a lot of investment

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going in. I wanted to see what it was all about and actively take

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part. I think that knowing that I have helped in my small role here

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has helped give everyone a positive view of Britain. People are coming

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from outside London with preconceived ideas. Everybody is

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warm and friendly and that is really nice to see. I have never

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done any kind of volunteering before in my life. I love sport and

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I love the internet. It is a great opportunity to meet people and make

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friends. I find nothing but smiles when you wear the uniform. I

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started conversations that in my experience you would not normally

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have in London. It has inspired me to be more involved in volunteering

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and helping other people. You had an image in your head of what it

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was going to be light, but it has definitely beaten that. Everybody

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is so positive. I have met some fabulous people. I think I have

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made friends for life and we have inspired each other and kept each

:05:13.:05:17.

other going on long shifts. Some wonderful people. People from all

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different backgrounds. It has been great. Even the athletes are

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telling us what a wonderful job we have been doing so it picks you up.

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I am proud of how well everything has gone and how wonderful

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everybody has felt the Olympics have been. And they have done a

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wonderful job. It will be one of the very special memories of these

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Games. Clare Balding is in the Olympic Park this morning with some

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of those who have made the Games so special.

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They really have. It is one of the triumph of the Games. They were not

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just volunteers. They were games makers because they have made the

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Games. Some of them have been camping and some of them have had

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very long journeys and some of them are going back to work next week.

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When are you going back? I have a week off, which will be good.

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Driving back tomorrow and back to work on Tuesday. Back to the Isle

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of Wight for Tuesday. Back to Scotland tomorrow and back to work

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on Tuesday. What has it been like for you? What has been your

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favourite experience? I favoured experience is meeting people from

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different countries and being able to help them. -- my favourite

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experience. Have you enjoyed it? Yes. Will you wear those uniforms

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again? No? They are lovely but they are strange to go out in! These

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children are from Elwood junior school. What are you going to see?

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The handball. Fantastic. When you go back to school, what would be

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the one thing if you could improve your school experience, what would

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you do? Be more involved in sport so that in the future we can be

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Great Britain's stars. Who have you seen that you want to be like?

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Probably Usain Bolt, running. I know that he tried his best so I

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would probably try my best if I was a fast runner. I just want to be

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fast like him. Just Usain Bolt? Do it? Like it! You are watching the

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modern pentathlon, so we will see you later. I would also like to say

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a big thank you to the police, who have been immense. They were

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brilliant throughout the torch relay and they have been brilliant

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here as well. You must feel that as an operation you have been able to

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enjoy it. Thoroughly. I have worked inside the ground and outside. It

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is great to see all of the people coming together, enjoying it.

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all the people loving you, high- fives, patting the horses.

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Fantastic atmosphere, everybody else is happy so we are happy.

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NHS ambulance service has been here as well. Hopefully you have not had

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to do too much. Not too much. know that you are always there and

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always ready but we have nobody has needed you. Ready and waiting.

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of the main problems has probably been the heat. We did not expect

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fantastic weather. Luckily there has been a lot of water provided so

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it has not been too bad. The Air Force and the Navy and the army

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have also been involved. They have made London 2012 really special.

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All of us have felt that it has been good. Have we? Fantastic!

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have lost track of how many venues I have seen you at over the last

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fortnight. Which was your favourite? Gosh. Genuinely, all of

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them have had something very different. I love going to

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Greenwich for three days. It felt like going to another country for a

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while. It was much quieter. And huge respect from the crowd to the

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performers. In Greenwich, with the horses, tried to be quiet when

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things were in action. If I picked one, it would be Hyde Park for the

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open-water swimming, one of the three venues. Walking out of the

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park afterwards, people having picnics, it was so special and

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relaxed. You remember how beautiful London is and how it has these

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great big spaces. The Olympic Park is now one of them. The trees and

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the planting and the wild flowers and the canal. I just think this is

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now really magical place. Thank you very much. Enjoy the rest

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of the day. This is our last chance to soak up the atmosphere at the

:09:28.:09:32.

Olympic Park before the closing ceremony. Steve, so many great

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moments. They said at the start but they wanted great British moment

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but we have had more than that. You can see how great Usain Bolt is and

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wherever you are from, you can enjoy those moments. Absolutely and

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that is what the Games of all about. Respect to the games makers, the

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volunteers, making and breaking the Games. The forces have been

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fantastic. The crowds have really made it. Being in the stadium last

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night, out at the rowing venue, and Weymouth, I have been to lots of

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the venues and it has been the crowds and the enthusiasm. That has

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really rubbed off on the athletes and they have always commented it

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has been wonderful. This will be the last time we see the Games in

:10:18.:10:22.

our lifetime, but the IOC are saying let's bid again! The

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Government think it will cost too much, but that is a great credit to

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the whole of the Games. Seb Coe and LOCOG have done a wonderful job and

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without the athletes we do not have anything to showcase. It has gone

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off so well logistically and safely, which was a worry at the start.

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the Paralympics still to come. Obviously and we will talk about

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that later. Still lots to look forward to as the summer goes on.

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Thank you. Just behind us in the stadium they

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are gearing up for the closing ceremony tonight. The athletics are

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over and the preparations are under way for the closing ceremony. If it

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is anything like the opening effort, we are in for a treat. What we saw

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in the stadium last night from our new double Olympic champion was

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This is his stage. It is his crowd. The men's 5,000m final. The plan

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will be to gauge it and work it from here. Next time he commits it

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will have to be for real. There are no second chances. He does not want

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to lose that position. He needs to the best way to hold the position

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is to get to the front. This is positioning. This is putting

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himself in a place where nobody can cut in front of him. He has got the

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lead when he wants it, with 600 to go. Now the feet start to go down,

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let's hold this. Words exchanged. He has to run his own race. The

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bell will sound in 100m. He has got to be very careful that he does not

:12:34.:12:38.

let anybody get ahead of him. He wants to hold that place. He is

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doing it right. He is holding the position on the inside. There will

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be a fearsome last lap but Mo will go for it. He is into the medal

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position. He is running strongly. He is running perfectly well. He

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has got a chance now but he is going to try and steal it. It is

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coming up over his shoulder. The 1,500m man is in third place. He is

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trying to get there. They still have all got chances. Holding the

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inside curve. The crowd on their feet. They are calling him home.

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The big kick has started. He looks dangerous in third. Gritting his

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teeth now. They have got to pump the knees. He has got to find

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something extra. Come on, Mo Farah! Come on! I think he is going to get

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there! He is going to make it two gold medals for Great Britain! The

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place erupts! He is the double that? That was just the moment in

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the history of British athletics. The double Olympic champion. 10,000

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and now 5,000m. He must be bursting I am delighted to say that he is

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with us in the studio. Mo Farah, congratulations. How does it feel

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to have both those gold medals weighing you down? It is an

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unbelievable feeling. The Olympics do not come round often, especially

:14:31.:14:35.

not in your home town. As an athlete he dreamed of becoming an

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Olympic champion, but for me, becoming an Olympic champion twice

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is unbelievable. You gave us some fantastic moments. Thank you. I was

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lucky enough to be there in the stadium when you were running and I

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could feel something that is difficult to get across on

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television. How much did the crowd They make a big difference. 80,000

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people cheering your name, getting louder and louder, the best feeling

:15:03.:15:07.

ever. It's like being at a football game. I think better than that,

:15:07.:15:12.

actually, for many of us. Had you planned the way you are going to do

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it because you pulled back and you were right at the back at the start

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of it? Yes, my aim was to use my speed at the end and I thought the

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race would be faster. I thought they would have done some of the

:15:26.:15:30.

work to try to get rid of me early on. I wanted to save as much energy

:15:30.:15:35.

as possible and come through at the end. And go hard on the last lap.

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You had the danger it might not have gone according to plan it you

:15:40.:15:45.

had been boxed in it. Were you worried about that? Yes, I didn't

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want to be boxed in. I came close to getting boxed in because I was

:15:49.:15:53.

on the inside line and a lot of guys try to come past me. I had to

:15:53.:15:59.

fight and not let anybody come in and it just opened up and I came to

:15:59.:16:04.

the home straight and it got louder and louder. The last two laps, you

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really took it away. You knew you still have it in you to do that?

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Yes, the crowd were getting louder, but it when I kick, make sure I got

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enough of a gap and hold onto it. To the guys have a strong finish.

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It's quite a scrum but are you conscious of where your main rivals

:16:31.:16:36.

are in relation to you? Yes, you see what's going on but try to

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concentrate and look at the corner of your life. When you make a move,

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everybody was watching me so played in my favour. -- corn of your eyes.

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I could dictate the race and was an amazing feeling to do that.

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much have you watched it back yet? With my family last night, I

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that point but you knew who was gaining upon you and you could not

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let up at this point? Yes, I was always told by my coat to try to

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sprint like a sprinter rather than long strides. -- coach. Also, this

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has been the most extraordinary eight days for you because first

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you ran the 10,000 metres and then you had to run the whole of the

:17:25.:17:29.

5,000 metres to get into the final. Some people were worried about you

:17:29.:17:38.

at the end of that thinking you I was tired, to be honest with you.

:17:38.:17:44.

I was tired in the heats, but I hope to the guys would do something

:17:44.:17:50.

to suit my race and it would work well but I was tired. Each day we

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had a day of rest and I got fresher. If it wasn't for my medical team,

:17:57.:18:05.

Barry, Neil Black, for the whole medical team, help me recover, I

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spots and the rest of the stuff, I don't think I would have recovered

:18:08.:18:18.
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He also had the support of your family and wife and daughter.

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was beautiful see my wife and daughter at the track. Once I had

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won gold medal, I thought my wife is having twins and no wonder they

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get a second one otherwise the second one would feel left out.

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You're about to become a parent of twins. I'm looking forward to it.

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Last night I had to think about it even more. There is going to be two

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more. As a parent of twins, you need to conserve your energy. What

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about your overall journey because we really did have hopes for you

:18:56.:19:01.

but you have exceeded everything we could possibly have imagined. How

:19:01.:19:04.

tough has it been for you? How much hard work has gone into those gold

:19:05.:19:09.

medals? A lot of grafting, to be honest with you 4th in Beijing, I

:19:10.:19:15.

didn't even make the final. I was disappointed. And there I had to

:19:15.:19:21.

move forward. Recover and get into my running again. Last year I made

:19:21.:19:26.

a big decision to be coached by Alberto so we moved everybody to

:19:26.:19:33.

the USA. It wasn't easy. A double European champion at that time so

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people were thinking, Mo, why are you going away? I knew something

:19:39.:19:44.

needed to change. My old coach has done great stuff for me. If it

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wasn't for him I would not be at that level. It was a decision in

:19:49.:19:52.

your career, you have to make, and it was one of the hardest decisions

:19:52.:19:58.

balls of I'm glad I made it. It just shows you it worked. A lot of

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miles have gone into these legs. There must have been many times

:20:06.:20:10.

when you are printed your whole family. You told your wife you need

:20:10.:20:16.

to move to the USA. Yes, there were times when you're down, but we had

:20:16.:20:21.

great help from Alberto and my team in Oregon, so there was great

:20:21.:20:29.

supporter. I'm used to living here and I want see my friends and

:20:29.:20:32.

family and have a laugh and go out for coffee and watch a football

:20:32.:20:36.

match. And then on the other side of the world, so it's hard. But

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that's what it takes. When you get a gold medal, it's well worth it.

:20:41.:20:45.

What you put into it, being away from my family, my daughter, my

:20:45.:20:51.

wife, sometimes almost two months, it's not easy. There are no short

:20:52.:20:56.

cuts, are there? Just hard work. For the children at the, it's

:20:56.:21:02.

possible. As a child, I'd love to play football but since then, I got

:21:02.:21:05.

into athletics and it's been hard work to get better and better. And

:21:06.:21:10.

to try to keep improving. You can get there. Of course, now be

:21:11.:21:14.

anything you try to do in the future, going to a football match,

:21:14.:21:17.

popping out to the supermarket, you're now one of the most of

:21:17.:21:22.

recognisable people in the country. Do you feel your life has changed

:21:22.:21:27.

entirely in the course of this fortnight? A little bit. This great

:21:27.:21:30.

support from everybody when I'm walking around, people wanting

:21:30.:21:34.

autographs and that's what the sport needs. It's nice to have that

:21:34.:21:40.

because we never had that a moment like this. I remember Steve Ovett,

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Steve Cram, that was the era when they had the record. It is coming

:21:47.:21:51.

back balls and I believe myself, people want to do what I can do. We

:21:51.:21:56.

can change that mentality. In the past, we could never challenge the

:21:57.:22:02.

Africans. The Kenyan guys were just so good. But we can challenge it

:22:02.:22:07.

but it's hard work. You learn from the best and that's what I did.

:22:07.:22:13.

proved it. Now you're a celebrity and we all know about the Mobot,

:22:13.:22:17.

which has some high-profile fans in the stadium. Let's have a look at

:22:17.:22:24.

this. We saw you doing the Mobot at the end. I tell Mo I was going to

:22:24.:22:34.
:22:34.:22:34.

do it. Yeah, boys. That was his tribute to you. It was awesome.

:22:34.:22:38.

When he crossed the line and did the Mobot, it was unbelievable.

:22:38.:22:42.

That's all the sport knees, to have a laugh but at the same time,

:22:42.:22:47.

training hard. -- sport needs. People will learn lessons about

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perseverance and hard work from all of you, but do you hope children

:22:51.:22:56.

are thinking, I want to be the next Mo Farah? I hope so, because I used

:22:56.:23:01.

to love football and I wanted to be a footballer but now, you know,

:23:01.:23:05.

having the Olympics in London, I think it's going to change people's

:23:05.:23:09.

lives and people will get into more sport, running, and I hope we can

:23:09.:23:13.

change the way we think. To be Olympic champion, it didn't come

:23:13.:23:18.

overnight. It's something I trained so hard for. I have had ups and

:23:18.:23:25.

downs in my career as with injuries. That's what makes it more tasty.

:23:25.:23:30.

must make it even more valuable and knowing you have earned it in that

:23:30.:23:33.

way. You mentioned Brendan Foster and of course he was watching every

:23:33.:23:39.

step of the way. He is down at The Mall this morning so what would you

:23:39.:23:46.

like to say to Mo? He's an absolute privilege to watch you run. I

:23:46.:23:49.

remember in Beijing, when he stepped off the track and not

:23:49.:23:53.

qualifying for the final, I know he was depressed, but we knew he had

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the ability and the thing about Mo, nobody has worked harder, made more

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sacrifices, and when I see you next week, I want to autograph. You're

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now my hero! That is one autograph you can't forget. Is that a

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promise? Do yes, I will give him one. I would do the Mobot. Can you

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do the Mobot now? I'm not flexible enough! Come on, Brendan.

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Which was your favourite of the races from a Mo? Before we started

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last night, I said Saturday night at the Olympic Stadium, every

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Saturday night we come here, Mo wins a gold medal, so I wonder what

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you will do next Saturday night? Arsenal are playing. I knew you

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would say that. I have seen me play football. You are better at

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athletics and football, Mo. It was a good call, leaving football.

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Thank you very much. Going forward, were there are times, thinking back

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to Beijing for a moment, when you didn't get into the final, did you

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think it wasn't meant to be? Yes, there was a time when I thought,

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not making the final is a big disappointment and I was so down

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and coming back, the following year, I was 7th for the World

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Championships, and I thought, and I ever going to be able to mix in

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with these guys? I just thought, just give me one medal, as a joke,

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to my friends. I wasn't training very hard. I wasn't doing training

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in the gym, ice baths, recovery, sleeping in the afternoon. You have

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got to do all of those things for that everything just came together

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for me. What did Alberto's sellers are two differently with you?

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always had the talent but never had the right tactics. Mentally, it's

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been different, as well as physically. He gave me more belief

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in myself to be strong. But, you know, I'm not running a lot quicker

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than I was running before, but, at the same time, I'm a winning races.

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Q train with one of your competitors in both of those events,

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so does that help? It's a bit like using bold training with James

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Blake. All the way along, you are reminded of who you have to beat.

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We are friends, having a laugh, and in the race, our plan was, if the

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race was too slow, we would come to the front and stay there, and we

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would be one and two so if people want to go around us, they could go

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around us. He is my team-mate. We work together. And then every man

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for himself on the last lap. Does it raise your game in training

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because you are reminded how good you have to be? You just enjoy it.

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Long-distance is a lonely event. You put in at 20 mile runs on

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Sundays. You share the workload. It works well for the now you have had

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two moments on the podium, at the top of the podium, fantastic

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moments of for everyone in the stadium, to watch you. What does it

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mean to you? You were not born in this country. You have made this

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country your home. It's amazing for that I came from Somalia to the UK

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and this is where I grew up and went to school, university, and

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this is my whole life, but, you know, at the time you don't think

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that because I was at school, when I was all right but I was a little

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kid, running around, I've always loved sport. But a comeback years

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later on, to be double Olympic champion, you know, to be on a

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podium, it's the best thing. There's no words to describe it.

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All the work, the sacrifice is, the things you put into it is

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unbelievable for that it did you have a hard time when you came to

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this country because you couldn't speak English? Yes, I learnt quick.

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As a child, you pick it up. I had a hard time but I got through it. I

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just loved sport and associated with it. Athletics has helped me.

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How much did it help you? It helps your lot, talking to other good,

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good in two different countries balls that I'm lucky I can travel

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all around the world because of my athletics. A lot of people would

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love to do that. It's something you take for granted. Also I have set

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up the Mo Farah Foundation to help children and people in Africa

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particularly. It will make a big difference so me and my wife have

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set it up. 1st September, we will have a massive auction. We will

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have Steve Redgrave and a lot more people, Paula Radcliffe, Steve

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Cram,... I think you can guarantee a good turnout now. Hopefully.

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September will be a big month for you. Yes, they will be hanging this

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around their necks, the babies. Clearly, you have had a fantastic

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Olympic Games personally, but as you look around at these venues

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which are about to empty until the Paralympics, how would you rate

:29:59.:30:03.

what has happened? Who would have thought London would be able to put

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this together? You have a dream and you go to other Olympics, but this

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is the best thing. The opening ceremony was amazing, and people

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just turning out, athletics sold out every time, unbelievable,

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people cheering, and who would have thought? But it didn't put any

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comes around every four years and will only happen once in London.

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The crowd, the atmosphere, I hope we can hold on to the stadium. And

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have a legacy. That's what we all hope, somehow. Congratulations,

:30:35.:30:45.
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it's been a privilege to speak to Get some sleep as well before the

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twins are born. I will! I will get some sleeping tablets! Mo Farah,

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double gold medallist, fantastic. Those were two of the four gold

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medals at the athletics stadium. We had five at Eton Dorney, seven at

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the Velodrome, and also the Zara Phillips! Absolutely screaming

:31:43.:31:52.
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out of the arena. Over the last! It is silver for Great Britain!

:31:55.:31:59.

Greenwich has already given us so much and it is going to give us

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more on the team showjumping day. It is going to be a jump-off for

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the gold medal. # I like the way This could be the first... Yes!

:32:22.:32:28.

Britain have got gold. Will they be here to see Britain win their first

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ever dressage medal? This is gold about to happen. She has made it!

:32:35.:32:45.
:32:45.:32:50.

She has made history. Could it be British magic as we come to the

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first? That is one of the best I have ever seen from a British rider.

:32:57.:33:05.

She is going for gold. She has done it in style! Britain has got

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Some of the fantastic equestrian moments that we will remember from

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London 2012. Clare Balding was in Greenwich watching many of them as

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she is in the Olympic Park now. A more peaceful spot than where we

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saw do a moment ago. Which is your particular the highlight? --

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particular highlight? I think that the gold medals came from a range

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of backgrounds. The connection the athletes have made with their

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horses and the way they have spoken about their sport, they have done

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something special. They have reached out to think that riding

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horses is for rich people, they have broken through that lazy

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assumption. Sebastian Coe brought the events back into the centre of

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the Games, bringing them to Greenwich, having them very close.

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At Beijing I was on a four hour flight away for the equestrian

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events and it was in danger of being dropped off the programme

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altogether. Seb Coe and everyone at LOCOG tried really hard to be in

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the centre of London and to leave something here. There is a riding

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club called Ebony near Greenwich, which is designed to help children

:34:26.:34:30.

from urban backgrounds to connect with horses and help them feel that

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huge pleasure of learning to ride and have a massive three quarter of

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a tired horse do what you tell it to do. Children were telling me

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that the dancing horses were beautiful and I think there is an

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aesthetic beauty as well to the equestrian sports. Sometimes you

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can test sport as to whether it ticks the aesthetic box, do you

:34:53.:34:58.

want to see it in slow motion? Yes, you do. It was absolutely stunning

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as well as being hugely successful for our team. And we learn so much

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about the different events during the Games. De Sade was a revelation,

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not just the medals, but how they managed to produce something so

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beautiful. -- dressage. And seeing the horses respond to the music and

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choreography. That is something the Olympic Park has given us. Looking

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at the artistic effort that has gone into this, as the flames go

:35:26.:35:32.

out tonight, this flower looks just like an Olympic Flame. It is part

:35:32.:35:36.

of the reason why this garden was designed the way that it is. The

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Paralympics start on 29th August and there will be new flowers that

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come out by then. A timely reminder, thank you. We are effectively only

:35:45.:35:48.

halfway through London's Games because the Paralympics will pick

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up the baton at the end of the month. Comprehensive coverage on

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that on BBC Sport and on 5 Live. That will be led by John Inverdale

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 78 seconds

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and Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson. That 29th August, that is when the

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opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games will start, marking the start

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of that. Not long to go to get more of the excitement. We will be

:37:46.:37:49.

talking to Tanni Grey-Thompson about what we can expect from the

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Paralympics wants it all happens. The first part of this sporting

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summer at the Olympic Park is over and haven't we had a fantastic

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 78 seconds

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Well, we all hope for a fantastic Olympics but I don't think any of

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us imagined that this is how the medal table would look. Great

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Britain in third place with 28 gold medals, 15 silver and 19 bronze

:39:37.:39:43.

medals. 62 medals in total. We were in 4th place at Beijing with 19

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gold medals and there is still a chance of more medals today because

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live sport is still under way, and that will be the case right up

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until the closing ceremony. The next bit of live sport on BBC One

:39:55.:39:59.

will be the men's marathon, which is just about to start at The Mall.

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Women should the Paralympics a moment ago. The opening ceremony is

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on 29th August. -- we mentioned the Paralympics a moment ago. You have

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got to imagine that there will be a big boost for the Paralympics from

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what we have seen already? Ticket sales have taken off. They were

:40:19.:40:22.

already going well. This was always going to be the best-attended

:40:22.:40:25.

Paralympic Games ever but in the last 10 days it is suddenly very

:40:25.:40:29.

hard to get a ticket for lots of the events. The same venues will be

:40:29.:40:33.

used. The Aquatics Centre will be used for the swimming, with Ellie

:40:33.:40:36.

Simmonds one of the big stars of that. The Olympic Stadium itself

:40:36.:40:41.

for all the athletics, with David Weir, the fantastic wheelchair race

:40:41.:40:49.

over a number of distances. He could win three or even four medals.

:40:49.:40:53.

Wheelchair rugby is fantastic to watch. Cycling will happen in the

:40:53.:40:57.

Velodrome as well. Sara's story will be the flagbearer there. We

:40:57.:41:03.

have a great chance of winning medals. I hope that people will be

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listening to the Paralympics on Radio 5 Live and tuning in to watch

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it on television. The thing is, Great Britain has a good chance of

:41:15.:41:19.

winning medals on every day. A friend of mine asked me what to

:41:19.:41:23.

watch and I said pretty much anything. China will top the table.

:41:23.:41:26.

Ukraine always do very well in terms of gold medals. The USA not

:41:26.:41:31.

so much. It is strange. America has not really embraced the Paralympic

:41:31.:41:35.

movement yet. The exciting thing for me about the Paralympic Games

:41:35.:41:39.

being staged here is it is coming back to the place where it was

:41:39.:41:46.

invented. There is a very good drama, up on the man who invented

:41:46.:41:50.

this, getting injured servicemen to play sport as part of their

:41:50.:41:54.

rehabilitation. That is well worth watching to understand where the

:41:54.:41:58.

Paralympic Games came from. And in tribute to that, that is why one of

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the mascots is called Van de Velde, because it was in Stoke Mandeville.

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-- is called Mandeville. I think the big fear is that after the

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Paralympic Games and on 9th September, by which time children

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will be going back to school, it is what everybody else does then. In

:42:20.:42:24.

Australia I remember hearing couples talking to each other,

:42:24.:42:31.

saying what do we do now? I think we have become so excited and

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interested in people, their stories, watching them achieve in the

:42:34.:42:39.

different sports, that it is lovely to get another chance to do that.

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From my point of view, I think the Paralympics is something incredibly

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special. It changes the way people think and the way that they feel.

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It is really powerful. It is just great to see these venues in use

:42:52.:42:57.

for a few weeks longer. Absolutely. At the end of the Paralympic Games

:42:57.:42:59.

this will be called the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and it will

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be open, a public park. It is such a beautiful place to come. Even

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though there are thousands of people here, I have managed to find

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a lovely wild spot by the canal with the wild flowers nearby and it

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is just gorgeous. By the Velodrome, my word, the tree planting by the

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lawns is sensational. We will see a lot more of it on television during

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the Paralympics. Thank you very much. And their key to all of our

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guests. We have just about run out of time. -- thank you to all of our

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guests. There is plenty more to enjoy today with gold medal hopes

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There are 15 remaining medals out of a grand total of 302 to be decided on this, the final day of the Games.

Following the last night of athletics, Mishal Husain presents a chance to relive some of the key moments, as well as other great events which have captured the imagination during the Games.


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