Quotes of the week

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What's she going to do, cry again? Nancy Kerrigan, Olympic figure skating silver medallist, on the reaction of the winner, Oksana Baiul,

before the medal ceremony.

This is so corny, this is so dumb. I hate it. This is the most corny thing I've ever done. Kerrigan, in a Disneyworld parade next to a Mickey Mouse character.

It was a very turny course. Claire de Pourtales, British slalom skier, states the obvious after she and Emma Carrick Anderson failed to complete the Olympic course.

The odd thing is that the fans who had a go will be behind me when I next play for England. Paul Ince, of Manchester United, on his barracking from West Ham fans.

He is a very special man who has dragged us up by our socks and made us a world force. Dick Best, England rugby union coach, on Geoff Cooke, who announced that he will resign as manager at the end of the season.

Like a great painter, Geoff's greatness will not be fully appreciated until he has gone. Colin Herridge, RFU liaison officer.

Platini's assistant rang every day. In the end I had to be rude and tell him England or nothing. Marcus Le Tissier, Matthew's father, on French efforts to recruit his son for their national side.

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