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Updated: 2012-08-06 08:09:06
( China Daily)
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."
US swimmer Michael Phelps, re-tweeting a Dr Seuss quote after ending his career with a 22nd Olympic medal
"What a day!!! Olympic champion!!!! Thanks to everyone there today who has helped me along the way!! I love u all!! Oh and when my postbox is painted gold tweet me your pics with it :-) x"
Britain's Laura Trott, after winning the women's cycling team pursuit, looks forward to the Royal Mail repainting a post box in her hometown to mark the occasion
Dutch swimmer Ranomi Kromowidjojo tweets for joy after winning the women's 50m freestyle gold
@Feng Zhe Xiaopang
"I dared not eat ice cream and dessert in the past few days when I was preparing for the competition."
Chinese gymnast Feng Zhe
"Sun Yang is too handsome!"
Chinese women's basketball player Zhao Shuang on Sun winning the men's 1,500m freestyle
"Happy birthday to you, my dear dad! I love u! I wish to be your daughter again if there is another life."
Chinese gymnast He Wenna, who earned third place in the trampoline finals
"In this Olympic Games, what I need to do is to make you listen to more of the Chinese national anthem, March of the Volunteers."
Chinese gymnast Zhang Chenglong
"That's too bad. I have developed again a bad habit of eating instant noodles each night! Wow I'd better do some embroidery and be a weaving girl."
Chinese Olympic shooting champion Yi Siling talks about her life
@Women's Basketball player No 8 Miao Miao
"When I got back to the village, I met Liu Xiang. How great if I met you earlier. Your kindness has helped cure my stomach troubles. Wish brother Xiang a good result in the competition."
Chinese basketball player Miao Lijie on meeting Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang
"A very harsh competition in the Olympics! I've prepared 4 years for this day, but today I seem to be a little unlucky. I cried, and smiled, I have tried everything! This is also a greatly valuable wealth in my life! Thanks for your support. I am OK now, I won't cry anymore."
Chinese shooter Du Li on losing the 50m rifle
"Does everyone have #Olympicfever yet?"
British diver Tom Daley on the Olympic atmosphere
"Does anybody remember a few days ago when some people were moaning about lack of GB medals? Seems like a long time ago now!"
British cyclist Chris Hoy on Britain's performance on Saturday with five gold medals
"Forget about Super Saturday, this was Spectacular Saturday! What a night! So so proud."
London's mayor Boris Johnson on Britain's spectacular performance Saturday