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London 2012 Diary: Offbeat snippets from around the Games - day 14

  • 10 August 2012
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It's day 14 and the sporting action continues with sailing, BMX, taekwondo, wrestling and athletics. But here's what else has caught our eye around the Games.

If you've spotted a quirky quip or a notable news nugget you can get in touch using the form below.

Proud Patois

Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Warren Weir were interviewed together after scooping gold, silver and bronze for Jamaica in the 200m final.

Winner Bolt had the most to say - and revealed he has won a bet with hurdler Colin Jackson over his time in the 100m.

But 22-year-old Weir sparked an unexpected Twitter trend with his final comment praising London, Birmingham where Jamaica had their training camp, and his home city in Jamaica.

"Shout out Birmingham, London and the whole of Trelawny. No English, straight Patois," he said, sparking calls on social networks for T-shirts to be printed with the phrase.

Backing the Games

Some people go to great lengths to demonstrate their love of the Olympics.

One is Pete Davis from Loughton, Essex who had himself inked to commemorate London 2012.

He told the BBC: "I celebrated my 50th Birthday on the opening day of the Olympics and thought that this tattoo would be the perfect memory of both events."

Thankfully there were no mistakes in Pete's tattoo, unlike that of torchbearer Jerri Peterson.

Don't look, I'm changing

Royal Mail is painting a post box gold in every gold medal winner's home town. But Jade Jones won her taekwondo crown so late last night that the box in Flint, north Wales, was only half painted by mid-morning.

Well, it is double-sized.

It's a bird's life

A baby pigeon is being looked after at the International Broadcast Centre - home to thousands of people from media organisations around the world during Games time.

Apparently the pigeon fell from its nest around a week ago, just outside the BBC section.

The bird, now named Kes, has been living off a diet of muffins and fruit and "is still surviving".

'Marry mount'

Image caption This spot has been dubbed Marry Mount after several marriage proposals at the Park

Attending London 2012 has been descibed as a special moment by many a fan, but perhaps none so more than this couple.

Bram Lobeek, 31 and Hetty van der Pennen, 30 from Utrecht in the Netherlands got engaged at the Olympic Park after Bram surprised Hetty with a proposal.

There have been an estimated 25 proposals at the area of "Park Live" - where people have been gathering to watch Olympics action.

The area, now dubbed "Marry Mount" located at the top of hill just under the Olympic rings, has attracted a daily crowd of fans queuing to have their photo under the symbolic rings.

Bram said he had been looking for a special place to propose to his girlfriend of nine and a half years

"I saw the five rings, and it just seemed like the perfect fit," he said.

The moment was almost lost when Hetty complained the queue to have their picture taken was too long, and they should give up.

"I said it was ok because there was lots to watch on the big screen," Bram added.

"At the front of the queue I gave my camera to one of the British Airways hosts and then I got down on one knee and asked. She didn't take a long time to think about it because of the length of the queue."

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