Mr Brown said to British troops he had taken in on a stop over on his way to the Olympic Games:
"we are celebrating the Olympics where we have had great success.
"This week also I believe, that our Olympic athletes, who like everyone else in the country, will remember you have shown exactly the same courage, professionalism and dedication."
So competing in running, jumping and standing still is of the same order as giving your life for your country.
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