July 31, 2012

Olympic 'Sportmanship' Made in Britian

Allan Massie, Daily Telegraph

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Amid all the, to my mind, thoroughly deserved praise for Danny Boyle’s imaginative and agreeably eccentric Olympics spectacular, the little speech made by the President of the IOC, Jacques Rogge, has attracted less notice than it deserved, for it too was a celebration of Britain and British values.

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