Olympics 2012: ‘Happy and glorious’ Summer Games come to rocking end

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Some at Olympic Park acknowledged happy surprise that not much had gone wrong, and so much had gone right.

“I was a bit worried we wouldn’t be able to live up to it,” said Phil Akrill of Chichester. “But walking around here it’s just unbelievable.”

Even non-Brits were proud of their adopted homeland.

“It’s just been a really nice thing to see,” said Anja Ekelof, a Swede who now lives in Scotland. “The whole country has come together.”

Associated Press writers Fergus Bell and Jill Lawless contributed to this report.

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