London is the next city to stage theOlympics in 2012, it has also staged the Olympics previously in1948 and 1908.
It is a great honour for a city to host the Olympic games, but it isn't always plain sailing. Here are some of my favourite quotes for the Olympics and the cities.
The Olympics Quotes
When we stage the Olympics (London) it will inspire kids all over the country. A kid in Scotland or Ireland will be encouraged to take up sport.Daley Thompson.
Olympism is not a system - it is a state of mind. This state of mind has emerged from a double cult: that of effort and that of Eurythmy - a taste of excess and a taste of measure combined. Pierre de Coubertin.
The world awaits Beijing's hosting of the 2008 Olympics, an occasion which will bring into the global spotlight the dramatic advances China is making in enhancing the quality of life for its people. Alexander Haig.