SINGAPORE -- One week down, one to go in the first-ever Youth Olympic Games. Courtesy of the internal Games News Service, here's just some of what they had to say that first week: "I think the Olympic Games are maybe a little bit too serious, there is too much gravitas. To introduce a little bit more of an element of fun would be good."
- International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge on the traditional Summer Games and the Youth Games
"Friendship comes first. Results are secondary."
- China's 69-kilogram weightlifting silver medallist Gong Xinbin
"I am very disappointed I couldn't win a gold medal for India. I am sorry I let India down. Sorry India. Sorry parents. Sorry coach."
- Pooja Dhanda of India, silver medalist in girls' freestyle 60-kilo wrestling
"I knew from the qualifications that my level was good enough for bronze, but I hoped someone would fall so I could have done better."
- Boys' trampoline gymnastics bronze medalist Ginga Munetomo of Japan
"The very top layer of the playing surface had peeled off due to the heat."
- Tennis referee Nitin Kannamwar explaining why the boys' singles match between Venezuela's Ricardo Rodriguez and Argentina's Olivo Renzo had to be moved
"They are probably a little undercooked for London 2012, but have a focus for 2016 [Rio de Janeiro]. What we are asking all athletes [is] to focus on is the long haul and having an intermediary stop on that long haul is essential."
- London 2012 organizing committee chairman Sebastian Coe
"They play sport on computers. We see that kids are not active in sport anymore."
- Sergei Bubka, IOC member and legendary Summer Games pole vault champion from Ukraine
"Many children need to work to help their families, so there isn't much chance to play sport."
- Bangladesh team manager Niaz Choudhury on sports in that nation
"The secret to staying young is exercise. I am healthy and this is a great new experience for me."
- Tennis line judge G Ramanathan, who is 71
"Being an Aussie you always want to win -- even if it's your school spelling bee."
- Australian cyclist Kirsten Dellar
"It shows that females can be just as good as males [in shooting] or even better. So boys have to step it up."
- Australian Emily Esposito on being the only girl on the Australian shooting team
"I want to be a world-class hurdler, the best and most remembered [who] ever lived."
- Jamaican hurdler Megan Simmonds
"This is a completely unpaid, cost-me-a-lot-of-money job."
- New Zealand badminton coach Peter Mundy
"He was focused and I was confused."
- Surinam's badminton player Irfan Djabar on why he lost in three sets to Canadian Henry Pan
"We've both got two arms and two legs, but maybe he prepared a little bit better."
- Ukrainian Olexandr Lytvynov after losing in the boys' 58-kilo gold-medal wrestling match to Urmatbek Amatov of Kyrgystan
"It's always better to dream big than to think you'll come in last."
- Singapore's Travis Joshua Woodward after the boys' cycling time trial finals, in which he finished 25th of 32
"My horse was afraid of something in the audience -- it started to behave very strangely."
- Equestrian Timur Patarov of Kazakhstan on his fall in round one of the jumping event
"I ran straight into someone head first. I couldn't feel anything, I just went numb. It was the end of the regular season, but I missed the play-offs. I wore a neck brace for four weeks and I haven't played contact sports since."
- Sprinter Brandon Sanders of the American team on why he gave up football to run track
"I say, 'I am going to get you, I am going to get you.' "
- Iranian weightlifter Alireza Kazeminejad's announcement to the barbell before going for gold in the boys' +85-kilo category
"I told you so."
- What the 16-year-old Kazeminejad said to the bar after becoming the Youth Games gold medalist