As we complete Olympic activities, I want to add my name to the list of those who would say "Thank you, China, for a wonderful time." I was filled with hope and joy as many competed from all over the world. Even though it was a "competition," every competitor and country came together. Many of us rejoiced in accomplishments of athletes of all ages, sizes and cultures. Let us remember the joy of working (and competing) together, the rewards of hard work and the willingness of countries to share themselves with the rest of the world.

Sandy Thackeray