Great Britain’s chef de mission Andy Hunt has called his team’s performance at London 2012 their “greatest ever” after sealing third in the medal table.
Team GB finished behind the first-placed United States and China in second, but they could not be caught by fourth-placed Russia. “This is our greatest performance of our greatest team at the greatest Olympics ever,” Hunt told the BBC.
Mo Farah joined the sporting greats and produced an unforgettable crescendo to London’s Olympics as he added 5,000m gold to his 10,000m title.
Two Egyptian wrestlers were disqualified from the Olympics after arriving late for qualifying on Sunday.
Uganda’s Stephen Kiprotich won the Olympic men’s marathon, beating Kenya’s Abel Kirui and Wilson Kipsang.
Usain Bolt became only the second man in Olympic history to take a second gold medal in the men’s 100 metres final on Sunday night. With a time of 9.63 seconds – a new Olympic record – he beat Yohan Blake, his fellow Jamaican and the latest pretender to his throne, into second place in a race in which the first seven runners went under 10 seconds.
Algeria’s Taoufik Makhloufi has been excluded from the Olympic Games for not trying in Monday morning’s 800m heat.
There was a point in the Olympic Stadium on Saturday evening, at about 9.20pm, when you wanted to put the world on pause and just revel in it all for a moment before the next wonderful thing caught you round the chops.
Margaret Simpson has pulled out of the Olympic games due to an an acute kidney infection.
Ghana Sprinter Vida Anim has indicated that, she is close to regaining full fitness for the women 200 meter race on August 6.
*The Olympic Opening Ceremony will transform the stadium into a British country idyll, packed with 80,000 spectators; 16,000 athletes; 10,000 performers; 70 sheep; 12 horses; ten chickens; three cows; two goats and even dogs and geese, a model designed by Danny Boyle.