27 August 2010
Congratulations and thank you, Singapore, for a job superbly done. You rose brilliantly to the challenge of combining elite sport, modern education and culture.
Throughout these 12 days, we all enjoyed the warm hospitality of the public authorities, of the very successful Organising Committee and of the 20,000 wonderful volunteers.
These Games will leave a great human legacy in Singapore and around the world.
These Games were full of innovation, creativity, joy and a sharing of Olympic values.