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The Olympic torch hits London – photos

by | 26th, July 2012

DAY 69 of the Olympic Torch relay: London. The sun shone. The crowds cheered. London looked brilliant. Really brilliant. The Olympics are all about people, humanity being pushed to the limit by courage and endeavour. Of course, the setting matters. Place and politics give the Olympics their backstory, making the edge of competition sharper. When the cost of security, selling burgers and bullshit legacies is overlooked, the sport is fantastic value. The lasting memories of London 2012 will not be the fear foisted by stories of security lapses, terrorists, missiles and sexual exploitation, rather it will be those magic moments yet to come when humanity strives to better the rest. Forget the on-message stuff about it being inclusive. That’s the politics. For the elite athletes, this is their moment. The rest of us are happy to watch…

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