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We salute them all; Your say.

I'VE thoroughly enjoyed the Olympics both on the telly and in London.

Unfortunately my memories will be tarnished by the useless performances by some of the presenters and commentators.

For example, why does the swimming commentator proclaim Michael Phelps For the American biophysicist, see .
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 the greatest Olympian ever? Yes, he's won more medals than anyone else, but it's ridiculous to compare him with Olympic greats who only compete in one event every four years.

This senseless debate was resurrected shortly before the closing ceremony by Gary Lineker Gary Winston Lineker, OBE (born 30 November 1960 in Leicester) is a former English international football striker who scored ten goals in two World Cups for the England national team and is currently a sports broadcaster for the BBC.  trying to induce an argument between Michael Johnson and Ian Thorpe.

Earlier, after Wiggins won gold in the time trial, following his Tour de France victory, it was suggested the Sports Personality of the Year was in the bag.

Please BBC BBC
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, stop trying to put someone on the top pedestal, and simply salute every sporting achievement.

PETER MARSH, Middlesbrough * * * WITH the Olympics over, I salute everyone who took part.

This has been the greatest performance we have ever seen and to all the doubters who said it would be a failure - tell that to all our medallists and I have a good idea what they would tell them to do.

With Yorkshire people winning so many medals and being seen around the world, let's have our main address, which the councillors changed for Teesside, given back to us.

I know it was a lot of money to lay out but it has been worth it.

ALAN ROGERS, Acklam * * * IN reply to Steve Kay 'A golden triumph for the country' (10.8.12) asking why those who have knocked the Olympic Games over the years have suddenly gone quiet.

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Listening to the radio station in the weeks running up to the start of the games, local callers were often listened to sympathetically by presenters when callers expressed concern about transport and having to close businesses because of the games.

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 appears to have worked well, against many predictions.

When the games were taking place, politics went on as normal. The government continued to wage war on the sick, disabled and unemployed.

If Great Britain can afford to stage the Olympic Games, it can afford things that the government says we can no longer afford such as public libraries, public lavatories and support for the disabled and elderly.

PETER J BROWN, Middlesbrough

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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Aug 16, 2012
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