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Could London 2012 live up to Simon Barnes’ Olympics hype?

by | 10th, September 2012

HOW were the London 2012 Olympics and the Paralympics for Simon Barnes of The Times?

September 10, 2012:

Bliss was it in that summer to be alive, but to be in London was very heaven. It wasn’t the finest summer of sport we have ever known: it was much better than that. It was the finest celebration of humanity in a quarter of a million years of our existence. It was the best party in the history of the human race…

August 31, 2012

Wipe the word “brave” from our dictionaries, for we won’t be needing it for the next 11 days.The London 2012 Paralympic Games opened last night and as a result the entire concept of bravery has become utterly meaningless and will remain so until the Games end.

Amen.



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