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"London was a dream for a sports lover" International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge.

"We lit the flame and lit up the world"Lord Coe on the Olympics.

"Athletes are frightened to hold an opinion on anything these days" Australian gold-medal swimmer Ian Thorpe, who failed to qualify for this year's Olympics.

"I am a total no-compromise, no sell-out kind of person in a really bloody-minded way. It is just dispiriting to me to get into that crowd-pleasing thing" Comic Harry Hill, above.

"A standing joke among out-of-work actors is that the best way to get a job is to change your name to Redgrave" Actor Michael Simkins.

"I never want to be one of those people who live life like an open wound. I am not here to spill my guts" Comedian Rob Brydon.

"She must type with her toes. I expect she will get quicker with practice" Writer Shirley Conran on EL James, who took two years to write her bestseller Fifty Shades Of Grey, and then produced two sequels very quickly.

"I might resemble an old leather handbag, but at least I look healthy" Janet Street-Porter.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Aug 14, 2012
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