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Athens vindicated

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.

Hildenborough: Elation in Holmes' home village where 'nothing happens'

She may have been showered in gold and glory, but when Kelly Holmes slips away from the bright lights of Athens tonight she will return to a celebration at her local Beefeater pub.

Holmes to reap rewards of Olympic glory

Kelly Holmes, the 34-year-old double gold-medallist, plans to keep running after turning a career of mishaps to blazing success.

Olympic gains

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Kelly Holmes: The extraordinary story of the army girl plagued by injury who never gave up on her dream

Her rivals know her only from her back, as she accelerates away from them and their legs refuse to respond. We are luckier; we've seen her victories from the front, and the thing we'll always remember about Kelly Holmes is her face: that mixture of smile and astonishment in her moments of achievement in Athens.

Holmes prepares to enter a rarefied realm

Just over three weeks ago, Kelly Holmes arrived in the mixed zone at the Zurich Weltklasse meeting after finishing second in the 1500 metres, her final race before the Olympics. She was troubled.

Holmes keeps energy reserves on ice for final

Kelly Holmes will discover tomorrow if running the 800 metres here has taken the edge off her chances in the 1500m final. Judging by the way she reached that final last night, it doesn't look like it.

Holmes regains focus to take first steps to historic double

Kelly Holmes, still coming to terms with becoming 800 metres champion, took the first step towards securing a historic Olympic double here last night as she progressed to tomorrow's 1500m semi-final.

Holmes double?up gamble pays off

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