Leave it to the Games’ number one cheerleader, Boris Johnson, to sum it up.
In a newspaper column published, the London Mayor drools over ‘semi-naked’ female beach volleyball players ‘glistening like otters’ in the rain.
‘As I write these words there are semi-naked women playing beach volleyball in the middle of the Horse Guards Parade immortalised by Canaletto. They are glistening like wet otters and the water is plashing off the brims of the spectators’ sou’westers. The whole thing is magnificent and bonkers.’