Sound Bites; THE WEEK IN QUOTES
Byline: Compiled by Matt Roper
"I've long since hung up my jumping shoes - but it didn't stop me leaping up and down and screaming in front of the TV when I heard the games were coming to my home town again."
- Dorothy Tyler, 85, who won a high jump silver medal the London Olympics of 1948
"The only thing they have ever done for European agriculture is mad cow. We can't trust people who have such bad food."
- French president Jacques Chirac scoffs at British cuisine
"To have the Olympics in my manor would be a special thing. It could go down in history as being one of the best Olympics there has ever been."
- David Beckham crosses his fingers for London's bid
"It's not often in this job that you punch the air, do a little jig and embrace the person next to you. It's fantastic and I'm absolutely thrilled."
- Tony Blair after we beat Paris to host the 2012 Games
"They are trying to use the slaughter of innocent people to cow us, to frighten us out of doing the things that we want to do. And they should not and must not succeed. When they try to intimidate us we will not be intimidated. …