They were games of heart, of warmth, of smiles and generosity. It was Italy at its best.
To win you have to risk loss.
Now it will take a couple of weeks to decide if it is worth it to bid again.
I will always be someone who wants to do better than others. I love competition.
It is not an obligation but a joy.
Winning tastes good.
Olympic transformation nearly complete, ingredients for great Games in place.
Of course, not everything is finished yet and the IOC will continue to worry until after the closing ceremony, just as we do at every Olympic Games. The remaining test events will give the games organizers vital opportunities to further improve on plans that have been drawn up for the venues now being completed.
The IOC will continue to worry until after the closing ceremony, just as we do at every Olympic Games.