Beach volleyball: noisy.
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"I have been at home with the children listening to the beach volleyball, which has been very noisy next door."
British Prime Minister David Cameron finds 10 Downing Street a little too close to the Olympic action.
"I joined rowing because it was the best social club at university and I've ended up with a gold medal."
Great Britain's Heather Stanning after winning gold for the Poms in the women's rowing pairs. Damn, Australian universities and their beer appreciation societies, appear to have robbed us of the chance of winning more gold medals.
"It was amazing to receive the medal from my mum."
Former Olympian Princess Anne presented her daughter Zara Phillips with the silver medal in the equestrian team event.
"Have you seen the Avengers when Thor throws lightning bolts at the Ironman and it just makes him stronger? That is kind of like Kim (Crow) in racing and training."
If you believe Australian rower Brooke Pratley the AIS has a pretty spectacular training program for her and double sculls partner Kim Crow.
"We had a lousy game to be fair … I think some of our players should think about retiring from sport."
If this is what Russian women's basketball coach Evgeny Trefilov had to say after his side beat Canada, what will he come out with when they lose?
"As for the Weapons of Mass Destruction thing, if that is what gets them fired up, awesome. I don't think it is something I would label myself as."
US swimmer Nathan Adrian rubs salt into Australian swimmer James Magnussen's wounds after beating him by 0.01sec in the men's 100m freestyle final.
"I'm representing my culture, not only my country, but all my people as well. That's what I wanted to do and I'm happy I did it."
Indigenous Australian boxer Damien Hooper defends his decision to wear a T-shirt with an Aboriginal flag on it on his way to the ring.
"History will tell you that every time we see something "unbelievable" it turns out later on there was doping involved."
American John Leonard, the executive director of the World Swimming Coaches Association casts doubts on the performance of China Ye Shiwen in the pool, despite the lack of evidence to suggest she has done anything wrong.
"America's Phelps broke seven world records. Is he normal? I suspect Phelps."
China's former Olympics doctor Chen Zhanghao turns the tables on the holier-than-thou American swim team.
"They don't call it tanking: we would call it 'experimenting' or whatever it was. It just went against everything I was taught as a kid, taught as a footballer and as a person."
Former Melbourne player Brock McLean confirmed what everyone except the AFL already expected to be the case with regard to the Demons not doing their utmost to win football games in 2009.
"Moving to the A-League would have been a step backwards and that's no disrespect."
One wonders what Socceroo Tim Cahill would have said if did want to suggest the A-League wasn't up to world standard?
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