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Last night I witnessed the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony in the flesh. It was the single most patriotic moment I’ve felt in my life, but not because the show was so overwhelming (although it was), but because the entire nation felt the full force of two weeks worth of positive, heroic and jubilant spirit.

The London 2012 slogan reads “Inspire a generation“, but I think it will do much more than that. We are so fortunate to have had the honour of once again being named host city, and the challenge to stage the most important sporting event in history was enormous – but as Seb Coe stated at the end of his closing comments, “… we did it right“.

My Olympic Pass

“I have my artist pass for the Olympics – It’s somewhat surreal, especially because I was born in East Ham, and I grew up just down the road in Ilford. The old East End heritage played a massive role in sculpting the capital’s history, but that era has gone and a new one has arrived. I just didn’t think it would be in my lifetime.”

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