WHILE many of the superlatives lavished upon the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games were fully deserved, there remained a crying need for one of the speeches to verbalise, and one of the many displays to give expression to, the message of the Olympic rings over-arching the arena ("Flaming brilliant", The Herald, July 28).
The rings were seen but not heard. These are the five rings of hope.
Behind the £14bn cost and all the talk of regeneration, business investment and lasting legacy is the ideal, expressed in the Olympic rings, of five continents coming together in harmony.
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