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"Nobody thought the Opening Ceremony would be any good. I had my doubts. I thought they wouldn’t want me. We got soaked to the skin in rehearsals and nothing worked. It was a struggle.
"But the actual performance was a revelation. It set the mood and lifted the curtain on a remarkable Olympics. As more and more people read the book and say how much they enjoy it, I knew it had to be published, first for the volunteers and now for everyone."