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Paper Monitor

11:52 UK time, Monday, 13 August 2012

A service highlighting the riches of the daily press.

Epic, inspiring, awesome - yes, your humble columnist's analysis of the papers' recent Olympics coverage has been pretty darn good. Or, at the very least, not bad. Passable/mildly diverting.

Paper Monitor is sad that it's all over (bring on the Paralympics!) - but enthused to see that the morning after the night before, the Olympics closing ceremony has produced plenty of fizz and copious exclamation marks on the nationals' front pages:

Daily Mail - "Out with a Bang!"
Daily Express - "Didn't we do well!"
Daily Star - "Best of British"
Daily Mirror - "Goldbye!"
Guardian - "Goodbye to the Glorious Games"

The Times is a bit more restrained - offering up an underwhelming headline in the shape of "17 Days Later" - although it gets going inside, while the Sun ("We're world beaters... Dream GB") kicks its Page Three lovely all the way to page 15 to make way for more Olympics spectacle.

Sam, 26, from Manchester, isn't bitter, though - she thinks we should be proud of the Games, apparently: "Britain has shown the world just what we can do. In the words of French philosopher Voltaire, 'The biggest reward for a thing well done is to have done it'."

So true, Sam.

Passable/mildly diverting coverage of the riches offered up by the daily press doesn't write itself, you know!

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