Quote of the Day

"If the Opening Ceremony was the wedding, then we're the wedding reception. We're the one where everyone gets out of their cars at the village hall, goes 'Wasn't that lovely, everyone looked great, let's put on Blame It On The Boogie and have a laugh."
-- Closing Ceremony Music Dir David Arnold, on the tenor of Sunday night's finale. (London TELEGRAPH, 8/9)
Friday August 10, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 44 Print This Issue

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