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Just the victory parade to go, and then Britain’s summer of love will be over. London 2012, the capital’s greatest party in living memory, is done. At the risk of using up the entire annual quota of Guardian editorial schmaltz in one go, this past month it feels as if most of us have been (as Boris Johnson would have it) cropdusted with serotonin, the happiness hormone. 

Read the Guardian’s editorial this morning on the Paralympics and Olympics summer of love.
Here’s the review of the closing ceremony from our Olympics editor Owen Gibson, and Jonathan Freedland looks back on the summer of 2012
Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images Europe

    Just the victory parade to go, and then Britain’s summer of love will be over. London 2012, the capital’s greatest party in living memory, is done. At the risk of using up the entire annual quota of Guardian editorial schmaltz in one go, this past month it feels as if most of us have been (as Boris Johnson would have it) cropdusted with serotonin, the happiness hormone. 

    Read the Guardian’s editorial this morning on the Paralympics and Olympics summer of love.

    Here’s the review of the closing ceremony from our Olympics editor Owen Gibson, and Jonathan Freedland looks back on the summer of 2012

    Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images Europe

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    A new influx of volunteers – fewer in number, but in equal density to the Olympics, so visitors will have no shortage of people relentlessly encouraging them to smile – will start taking up their places. Around 70% will be fresh to these Games, while 30% will have also experienced what Paralympic organisers jokingly refer to as “the warm-up”.

    London 2012: let the Paralympics preparations begin

    (via guardian)

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    Team GB’s Tom Daley says he’s ‘over the moon’ to have won a bronze medal in the 10m platform dive on Saturday. The 18-year-old poster boy of the 2012 Games became the first Briton to win a medal in the discipline since 1960 and lost out on a gold only in the final round to the American David Boudia

    (Source: Guardian)

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