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The cynics were wrong. The Athens Olympics turned out to be every bit as exciting, as euphoric and as proficiently organised as the spoilsports said they would not be. Congratulations are due all round: to the Greeks who transformed their capital into an efficient and welcoming venue. To the participants, who - with a few glaring exceptions - competed in the true spirit of the Games. Above all to Britain's medal-winners, who exceeded the medal tally in Sydney and offered a new generation of athletes a galaxy of inspirational stars: step forward Kelly Holmes, Amir Khan, Matthew Pinsent, Bradley Wiggins. And if Britain can learn one lesson from Athens for its candidacy for 2012, it is that lowering expectations at the outset may not be such a bad tactic after all.

Heywood: Even after defeat, their man Khan was still a winner

As the rain from the Pennines sleeted its way down Heywood's main street on a Sunday lunchtime, Athens could hardly have seemed further away. The Kings is the town's principal pub, and stands opposite the church. Neither looked especially inviting, and the only signs of life came from the bookmakers' and the video shop across the road.

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