The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) reflected on London 2012 on Saturday as it began to draw to a close.
SOUNDBITE: (English) Larry Probst, USOC chairman:
"There was a lot of speculation over where we would finish as a team, and a lot of people predicted that we might finish second, and some even suggested third. So we're extremely proud of what our team has accomplished, and what our athletes have accomplished. Yeah, we like to come in first."
SOUNDBITE: (English) Scott Blackmun, USOC chief executive officer:
(on which US city could bid to host an Olympic Games)
"I think we announced a few weeks ago that we're going to put together a working group from our board, begin to talk a little bit about, should it be '24, should it be '26, what kind of city should we look for, but I can't imagine us not wanting to replicate the great work that's been done here in London. We will definitely look at this experience as something that we would aspire to."
SOUNDBITE: (English) Kayla Harrison, 2012 Olympic judo gold medallist:
"I'm definitely going to walk in the closing ceremony. Like I said, this has been the highlight of my life. This is my first Olympic Games. I had the opportunity to walk in the opening ceremony, I had the opportunity to take home a gold medal, and now I'm going to have the opportunity to walk in the closing ceremony with the best of the best in the entire world. I'm really looking forward to it. And my room-mate and I have been practising our Spice Girls (who are performing in the closing ceremony), so we're ready!"
United States Olympic Committee reflect on London 2012Sunday, August 12 2012