As we look forward to the Welcome Home on Friday in Christchurch we can reflect on what was an outstanding Games for us. The medal count equalled our highest total of 13 and finishing 15th on the medal table was a tribute to the commitment all athletes made to a sustained high performance environment that respected and supported one another's performances. It was pleasing to see great results across the team, from sailing at Weymouth, rowing and canoe sprint at Eton Dorney and all those competing out of the Stratford village. Athletes are looking forward to a well- earned break and spending time with family and friends.
London did a magnificent job with the Games and as Seb Coe said at the closing ceremony ' when our time came we did it right'. All aspects were outstanding, village and venues were exceptional, the use of iconic sites as venues worked really well, volunteers were sensational, the army gave real confidence in their security role, sport ran well and Londoners embraced the Games. Attendances were exceptional with all venues sold out and public events having tens of thousands supporting. 80,000 thousand Londoners supporting GB athletes in the main stadium was an unforgettable experience.
Thank you New Zealand for your support, it was felt by the team and it made a difference. Collectively we should be proud of what we achieved.