The Associated Press

Coe's speech was simple and appealed to the British people, who have been working towards this moment for seven years. He made reference to something that makes Londoners very proud, and sets us apart — the fact that this is the third time we have hosted the Olympic Games.

Finally, he talked about the future and the generations that will come. "In one day we will tell our children and our grandchildren that when the time came, we did it right," he said.

The large British parts of the audience made it very clear that they agreed.

— Fergus Bell — Twitter


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