Boris Johnson: London’s Olympic legacy ‘must harness Team GB momentum’

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, told journalists at a press conference into the legacy of London 2012, that it was time to “prepare, plan and work blindingly hard” in the manner of Britain’s successful Olympians, in order to secure a positive lasting impact for the capital.

Claiming that the Olympics had allowed the British public to see themselves in a “new light”, Mr Johnson said that this energy must be harnessed to do good, rather than to gloat.

“If we can take our cue from those Team GB athletes who have prepared and planned and worked so blindingly hard as they have over the last few years for this moment, then I think we can ensure the continued momentum of London 2012,” he said.

“We can secure a transport, housing, infrastructure, sporting, cultural and social legacy from these Games and turn these Games to gold for decades to come.”