IOC president Jacques Rogge holds the Olympic flag after receiving it from London mayor Boris Johnson at the end of a 'glorious' Games.Photo: Reuters IOC president Jacques Rogge holds the Olympic flag after receiving it from London mayor Boris Johnson at the end of a 'glorious' Games.Photo: Reuters
IOC president Jacques Rogge holds the Olympic flag after receiving it from London mayor Boris Johnson at the end of a 'glorious' Games.Photo: Reuters
Peter Simpson
Opinion

Opinion

Peter Simpson

Let's hope the youngwill be inspired by these golden Games

This extravaganza was a greater triumph than most Britons had dared to dream but it will count for little if PM David Cameron's promise is not fulfilled

IOC president Jacques Rogge holds the Olympic flag after receiving it from London mayor Boris Johnson at the end of a 'glorious' Games.Photo: Reuters IOC president Jacques Rogge holds the Olympic flag after receiving it from London mayor Boris Johnson at the end of a 'glorious' Games.Photo: Reuters
IOC president Jacques Rogge holds the Olympic flag after receiving it from London mayor Boris Johnson at the end of a 'glorious' Games.Photo: Reuters
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Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson is a China-UK based journalist and the SCMP’s former Beijing 2008 Olympics news editor. He has covered major international news and sporting events, most recently the London 2012 Olympics and Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. Peter is a Premier League season ticket holder at newly promoted Southampton FC.