London 2012 Diary: Offbeat snippets from around the Games - day 16

It's day 16, the last day of the London 2012 Olympics. But there's still time for more GB medals - guaranteed in the boxing - as well as lots of other 'alternative' action to catch our eye.

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

Meals on wheels

Image caption Laura Trott and Jason Kenny share a joke with David Beckham

British cyclist Laura Trott has enjoyed a taste of celebrity life since winning her two gold medals, revealing that her attendance at the beach volleyball came with a surprise meal ticket.

The 20-year-old told the Daily Mail: "David Beckham bought me a sandwich! It just turned up as we were sitting there, just by Prince Harry - how nuts does this sound already? - and I said, 'Who got this?' and Becks turned round and said, 'I got it for you'.

"It was pork with some kind of weird apple sauce on top, but it was bought for me by David Beckham!"

Make my day

British double trap gold medallist Peter Wilson forgoes modesty and springs some glitter on the Underground.

Image caption Peter Wilson and his gold medal take the tube

Wilson was on the tube when he heard two boys arguing about whether Mo Farah would win or get beaten.

"I had my Olympic gold medal in my pocket and thought it would just make their day," he said.

"I lent over and their mother looked at me as if to say, 'Dont speak to strangers'.

"I said, 'Have you seen one of these?' and his face just dropped.

"It was the most incredible thing to watch this child experience that."

Even Bolt can't win them all

Image caption Bolt said he would be "going out" to celebrate but wasn't sure about a party

Sprint legend Usain Bolt blitzed the field again last night when he helped Jamaica set a new world record in winning the 4x100m relay, adding to his 100m and 200m golds. And it also meant he successfully repeated his triple success from Beijing.

But one treble proved elusive for Bolt, who revealed that his victory celebrations would not involve the three Swedish handball players who helped him celebrate his win in the 100m.

"They are not here. They actually left the next day. Too bad, ain't it?" he smiled.

Oo-er, Boris

London mayor Boris Johnson startled a roomful of British athletes when he spoke about how the country should celebrate its record medal haul.

On a visit to athletes at Team GB House, Johnson said: "What else do we do now? I think we just have an orgy of ..." and then stumbled over his words and paused.

After laughter from the Olympians, he managed to finish his sentence: "... an orgy of national congratulations and thanks."

Sign up for swimming

Image caption Ian Thorpe is a five-time Olympic champion

In a corner of south-west London, Tooting Bec Lido had a sprinkling of Olympic magic as Ian Thorpe gave up his morning to hand out swimming lessons to young and old alike.

"The water was freezing but that didn't stop a large group of people queuing up to get tips from the five-time Olympic champion," said the BBC's Patrick Heery.

Apparently it was Thorpe's idea to hot-foot from the Olympic Park to Tooting to start the much talked about legacy of the London 2012 Games.

"Whether passing on tips about head position on backstroke to a three-year-old boy or on front crawl kicking to a group of adult swimmers, Thorpe had time for them all," Heery added.

Thorpe even ran the risk of missing his taxi back to the Olympic Park as he stayed to sign autographs and pose for photos.

Leaving on a jet plane...

Olympic fever has gripped the nation, with millions of Britons taking in as much of the sporting action and buzzing atmosphere as possible.

But as the Games draw to a close and now that the athletics stadium has emptied, it seems the country could be about to do the same.

Laurence Hicks, the director of tour operator and vacation rental company CLC Leisure, said he's seen a "massive upswing" in bookings for the post-Games period.

It's not surprising we all need to relax after all the effort expended as armchair athletes!

Plymouth plans party for Daley

Image caption Teenager Daley will receve a hero's welcome in Plymouth

Diver Tom Daley can expect "a huge welcome home party" when he returns to his home city of Plymouth following his bronze medal-winning performance in the 10m individual platform event on Saturday night.

City council leader Tudor Evans confirmed on Sunday that plans were already advanced to give Plymouth's Olympians and Paralympians - including Daley and 15-year-old city schoolgirl Ruta Meilutyte, who took gold in the women's 100m breaststroke for her homeland of Lithuania - a fitting homecoming.

He said: "We are not giving too much away yet, but there will be a huge welcome home party for all of the city's athletes. We are a proud city, and we want to honour the fantastic achievements of Tom, Ruta and the other competitors.

"Plymouth likes to show its support for its heroes, and so we will make sure that that success is honoured. One thing is for sure, there will be a real celebration in this city."

Quote of the day

Image caption Hunt says Team GB have "unquestionably" exceeded expectations

"What's come together is a dream. I would say this is our greatest performance, of our greatest team, at the greatest Olympic Games ever."

Team GB's chef de mission Andy Hunt waxes lyrical on BBC's Breakfast programme.

Mo should be so lucky, lucky lucky lucky

Image caption Putting her best foot forward, Mrs May shows her support for Team GB

You wouldn't be surprised to hear that Mo Farah's trainers have contributed to his gold medal-winning runs in the 10,000m and 5,000m. But was there some added 'help' from the trainers worn by Theresa May?

The home secretary wore her lucky pair of union jack pumps when she watched Mo win his first gold of the Games - on a night when Team GB claimed three athletics gold medals - and opted for the same footwear this Saturday night.

Speaking before Mo's 5,000m victory, Mrs May said: "I wore these last Saturday when we did quite well in the stadium so I'm wearing them again today."

Not everyone is celebrating as the sun sets on London 2012.

They came... they went

"My plan was to get one of those delicious medals but I must be satisfied with seventh place," German cross-country mountain bike cyclist Manuel Fumic said.

"In the end I didn't have the energy or the power left, so in the end I was satisfied. It's such a shame that with the Olympics only the first three will ever be remembered."

If I can do it

Image caption Samantha Murray is "a normal girl"

We'll leave the last word of the day to Great Britain's final 2012 Olympic medallist, Samantha Murray, who won silver in the modern pentathlon.

"Honestly, if you have a goal, anything you want to achieve in life, don't let anybody get in your way, you can do it.

"There are so many people and so many things that will feel like they're trying to set you back.

"Honestly, find the path you want to take in life and follow it, stick to it because if I can do it - I'm a normal girl - anybody can do anything they want to do."

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