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The day I met the Olympic stars

Angus Kirkby meets Chris Hoy
Angus Kirkby and triple gold medallist Chris Hoy
The Olympic Games have drawn to a close with a glittering ceremony inside Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium.

The president of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, said the games had been "truly exceptional".

Angus Kirkby, 12, from Macclesfield, has been telling BBC News about his Olympics experience.


The Olympics were amazing. I went to three different sessions and it was great.

We had really good seats but there were quite a few empty ones so we were able to wander around quite a bit.

I love photography so I moved around the stadium to find a good spot for taking photos. I found a place next to the Brazilian team's families!

Angus Kirkby and Jade Johnson
Angus Kirkby meets long jumper Jade Johnson
I was cheering for our long jumper Jade Johnson. When she missed out on her last go, I shouted loudly: "You're still my hero."

Her annoyed face just gave a small smile so I called her over and asked the people sitting behind to take our photo.

She asked me where I was from and if I was enjoying the Olympics. She was lovely.

I also went to the cycling and another photo I got was with Chris Hoy after he had won his third gold medal. He was nice too.

One of my highlights was watching the football final between Nigeria and Argentina.

I don't usually like football much but there was a band in the stands. It was just like a big disco and so much fun.


Were you at the Beijing Olympics? Did you meet any of the athletes?

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