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"It’s a brand new concept. Instead of trying to make the Games reinvent themselves every time, they’re trying to share that information in a more formalized program."

The mayor’s trip to Greece marks the first time he’s been back there in 26 years. He spent some time there when he was first married, windsurfing in the Greek islands and working at a campground.

Seeing the Olympics there was a great experience, particularly getting the chance to see world class athletes compete against each other.

It gave him the taste of things to come.

"I’m more excited now about the fact that we’re going to do it," he said.

"I think we’re going to do a fantastic job."