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‘Happy and glorious’: praise for the London 2012 Olympic Games
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The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques Rogge, declared the Games of the 30th Olympiad closed just before midnight: ‘We will never forget the smiles, the kindness and the support of the wonderful volunteers, the much-needed heroes of these Games.
He also thanked the public for their enthusiastic support. ‘You, the spectators and the public, provided the soundtrack for these Games. Your enthusiastic cheers energised its competitors and brought a festive spirit to every Olympic venue.’
London 2012 Chair Seb Coe thanked the hundreds of thousands of people who helped to make the last 16 days a success during the stunning ceremonial finale to the Olympic Games.
He said: ‘The British people got behind London’s bid and they got behind London’s Games. Our Opening Ceremony proclaimed that these would be a Games for everyone. At our Closing Ceremony, we can say that these were a Games by everyone.’
London 2012 Closing Ceremony – the ultimate after-show party
The show will go on in 2016 in Rio!
London 2012 Closing Ceremony – Olympic athletes bid farewell to London 2012
London 2012 Closing Ceremony – George Michael sings during the Closing Ceremony
London 2012 Closing Ceremony – Jessie J and Bryan May of Queen perform together
London 2012 Closing Ceremony – Naomi Campbell takes to the catwalk
London 2012 Closing Ceremony – Spice Girls reunite at the London Olymics 2012 Closing Ceremony. Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown, Geri Haliwell and Victoria Beckham of the Spice Girls roll out their 90s’ hits Wannabe and Spice Up Your Life. The five singers were driven around the Stadium in iconic black cabs.
London 2012 Closing Ceremony – Flags of the participating nations are displayed during the closing ceremony – AP
Closing Ceremony Director Kim Gavin said: ‘We want it to be the best after-show party there has ever been’.
The London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony, will start at 9pm UTC tomorrow, set to celebrate the amazing sporting feats of the athletes who have taken part in the Games with a fun, colourful and festive party.
London 2012 – The Closing ceremony is set to be the ultimate after-show party
London 2012 Country Medal count
1 – United States 104 (46G 29S 29B)
2 – China 87 (38G 27S 22B)
3 – Great Britain 65 (29G 17S 19B)
4 – Russia 82 (24G 25S 33B)
5 – South Korea 28 (13G 8S 7B)
6 – Germany 44 (11G 19S 14B)
7 – France 34 (11G 11S 12B)
8 – Italy 28 (8G 9S 11B)
9 – Hungary 17 (8G 4S 5B)
10 – Australia 35 (7G 16S 12B)
11 – Japan 38 (7G 14S 17B)
12 – Kazakhstan 13 (7G 1S 5B)
13 – Netherlands 20 (6G 6S 8B)
14 – Ukraine 20 (6G 5S 9B)
15 – Cuba 14 (5G 3S 6B)
16 – New Zealand 13 (5G 3S 5B)
17 – Iran 12 (4G 5S 3B)
18 – Jamaica 12 (4G 4S 4B)
19 – Czech Republic 10 (4G 3S 3B)
20 – North Korea 6 (4G 0S 2B)
21 – Spain 17 (3G 10S 4B)
22 – Brazil 17 (3G 5S 9B)
23 – Belarus 13 (3G 5S 5B)
24 – South Africa 6 (3G 2S 1B)
25 – Ethiopia 7 (3G 1S 3B)
26 – Croatia 6 (3G 1S 2B)
London 2012 Top Gold Medal winners
Michael Phelps (USA) Swimming 4
Missy Franklin (USA) Swimming 4
Missy Franklin – Michael Phelps (AFP Getty Images)
Allison Schmitt (USA) Swimming 3
Usain Bolt (JAM) Athletics 3
Allyson Felix (USA) Athletics 3
Dana Vollmer (USA) Swimming 3
London 2012 World Record Breakers
800m men 1:40.91 David Rudisha (KEN) 9 Aug’12
4x100m relay men 36.84 Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake, Usain Bolt (JAM) 11 Aug’12
20km walk women 1:25:02 Elena Lashmanova (RUS) 11 Aug’12
4x100m relay women 40.82 Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight, Carmelita Jeter (USA) 10 Aug’12
1500m freestyle men 14:31.02 Sun Yang (CHN) 4 Aug’12
4×100m medley relay women 3:52.05 Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni, Dana Vollmer, Allison Schmitt (USA) 4 Aug’12
200m backstroke women 2:04.06 Missy Franklin (USA) 3 Aug’12
200m breaststroke women 2:19.59 Rebecca Soni (USA) 2 Aug’12
200m breaststroke men 2:07.28 Dániel Gyurta (HUN) 1 Aug’12
100m breaststroke men 58.46 Cameron van der Burgh (RSA) 29 Jul’12
100m butterfly women 55.98 Dana Vollmer (USA) 29 Jul’12
400m individual medley women 4:28.43 Ye Shiwen(CHN) 28 Jul’12
London 2012 Youngest/Oldest Athletes
London 2012 – 13-year-old swimmer Adzo Kpossi of Togo
13-year-old Adzo Kpossi (TOG) Swimming
14-year-old Yuhan Qiu (CHN) Swimming
14-year-old Joyce Tafatatha (MAW) Swimming
14-year-old Suji Kim (KOR) Diving
14-year-old Lea Melissa Moutossamy (ALG) Fencing
14-year-old Nafissatou Moussa Adamou (NIG) Swimming
14-year-old Aurelie Fanchette (SEY)Swimming
14-year-old Haibing Wang (CHN) Swimming
71-year-old Hiroshi Hoketsu (JPN) Equestrian
Day 16 Highlights – Sunday 12 August
Stephen Kiprotich wins gold in men’s marathon for Uganda
The 23-year-old burst past Kenya’s Abel Kirui and Wilson Kipsang around the 38km mark to leave his two rivals trailing and claim only Uganda’s second-ever Olympic gold in Athletics.
His time of two hours, eight minutes and 11 seconds was 26 seconds clear of Kirui in second, with Kipsang a further 70 seconds back.
London 2012 Day 16 – Kiprotich of Uganda claims men’s marathon gold
Track & Field
Wmen’s Modern Pentathlon – Asadauskaite wins final gold
Lithuania’s Laura Asadauskaite claimed the final gold medal of the London 2012 Olympic Games with victory in the women’s Modern Pentathlon competition.
Samantha Murray of Great Britain finished second to pick up the silver medal, Brazil’s Yane Marques held on to claim the bronze medal.
USA claim another Basketball gold
The USA overcame some fierce resistance from Spain to land their fifth Basketball gold in six Olympic Games since the start of the ‘Dream Team’ era.
The USA ran out 107-100 winners – the closest final since the Soviet Union beat the USA 51-50 40 years ago.
France first to retain Handball title
France wrote themselves into the history books after becoming the first country to retain the Olympic Games title in men’s Handball following a nervy 22-21 victory in the final against Sweden.
Kulhavy edges out rivals to claim gold
Jaroslav Kulhavy of the Czech Republic won Olympic Games gold with a sprint finish at the end of the men’s Mountain Bike race at Hadleigh Farm.
The 2011 world champion had enough strength to hold off Nino Schurter of Switzerland in 1:29:07, with Italy’s Marco Fontana third, 25 seconds adrift.
USA’s David Boudia wins the men’s 10-meter platform diving
The American scored 568.65 points in the six-dive final on Saturday. Qiu took the silver at 566.85. Tom Daley of Britain settled for the bronze at 556.95.
Croatia secure Water Polo gold
Croatia secured their first men’s Water Polo Olympic Games gold medal with an 8-6 win over Italy in the final this afternoon.
Day 15 Highlights – Saturday 11 August
Track & Field
Bolt, Jamaica claim Relay gold in record time
Usain Bolt produced a storming final leg of the men’s 4 x 100m Relay as Jamaica set a new world record to claim a stunning gold.
The quartet of Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake and Bolt finished first in a time of 36.84.
It completed another memorable Olympic Games for Bolt, who successfully defended his 100m and 200m titles at London 2012.
USA claimed silver in a time of 37.04, with Trinidad and Tobago (38.12) picking up bronze.
London 2012 Day 15 – Men’s 4x100m Relay – Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Michael Frater and Nesta Carter gold medallists
USA women storm to 4 x 400m crown
The USA claimed an emphatic victory in the Olympic Stadium as they stormed to the women’s 4 x 400m Relay title.
The quartet of DeeDee Trotter, Allyson Felix, Francena McCorory and Sanya Richards-Ross led from start to finish to claim the gold.
They beat Russia into silver by almost three-and-a-half seconds, with Jamaica claiming the bronze medal ahead of Ukraine.
Chicherova leaps to High Jump victory
Russia’s Anna Chicherova claimed women’s High Jump gold with a commanding performance tonight.
The 30-year-old was the only woman to clear 2.05m, as she claimed a memorable victory.
Barrett claimed silver on countback having cleared 2.03m at the second attempt, with Shkolina taking the bronze.
19-year-old Walcott of RTrinidad and Tobago edges thrilling Javelin final
Trinidad and Tobago’s Keshorn Walcott won gold in the men’s Javelin Throw after a thrilling final at the Olympic Stadium.
The 19-year-old claimed the title by just seven centimetres from Ukraine’s Oleksandr Pyatnytsya, who had to settle for silver.
Walcott’s second-round throw of 84.58m proved good enough for victory, with Pyatnytsya throwing 84.51m in the third round.
Finland’s Antti Ruuskanen claimed the bronze medal with a throw of 84.12m in the fifth round.
Men’s 5000m – Double gold delight for Farah
Seven days after claiming gold in the 10,000m, Great Britain’s Mo Farah tonight won his second gold medal of London 2012 with a thrilling victory in the 5000m on the final night of Athletics action at the Olympic Stadium.
Roared on by a 80,000-strong crowd, Farah hit the front with 700m remaining and was never headed, covering the last lap in under 53 seconds to hold off Ethiopia’s Dejen Gebremeskel to win in 13:41.66. Thomas Longosiwa of Kenya claimed bronze.
London 2012 Day 15 – Mo Farah of Great Britain wins gold in the men’s 5000m
Men’s Football – Peralta nets match-winning brace for Mexico
Mexico secured arguably the greatest triumph in their history by winning London 2012 gold at Wembley with a 2-1 success over Brazil.
London 2012 Day 15 – Mexico wins gold in the men’s football competition with a 2-1 win over Brazil
Women’s Basketball – High five as USA women take title
The USA women’s team extended their own record as they won a fifth straight Basketball gold medal by beating France 86-50.
Women’s Handball – Norway retain crown
Norway have retained their Olympic Games title in the women’s Handball competition after edging a thrilling final against Montenegro 26-23 at the Basketball Arena tonight.
Men’s Hockey – Rabente stars as Germany claim gold
Jan Philipp Rabente was the unlikely hero as he scored twice to help Germany successfully defend their Olympic Games men’s Hockey title with a 2-1 victory over the Netherlands.
Women’s Volleyball – Brazil retain title after thrilling final
Brazil retained their Olympic women’s Volleyball title courtesy of a simply brilliant final performance against the USA at Earls Court.
Women’s Cross-Country Mountain Bike – Bresset powers to gold
A dominant performance saw Julie Bresset of France win the women’s Cross-country Mountain Bike event at Hadleigh Farm.
The Beijing 2008 champion Sabine Spitz of Germany was second, 1:02 behind, with Georgia Gould of the USA third, six seconds further adrift.
Zou and Campbell hit the heights
China’s Zou Shiming has retained his Light Fly Weight Olympic Boxing title after claiming victory in the gold-medal match against Thailand’s Kaeo Pongprayoon.
Meanwhile, Luke Campbell realised his lifetime dream as he defeated Ireland’s John Joe Nevin 14-11 to claim the Bantam Weight title at the ExCeL.
Boudia edges out rivals to claim gold
David Boudia produced an impressive display to claim gold for the USA in tonight’s 10m Platform Diving final.
Qiu of China finished with the silver, while Daley of Great Britain walked away with the bronze.
Day 14 Highlights – Friday 10 August
Track & Field
USA win gold in record time
The USA tonight set a new world record as they claimed gold in the women’s 4 x 100m Relay.
The team of Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight and Carmelita Jeter raced away from their closest challengers Jamaica to take gold in a time of 40.82.
The Jamaicans ran a national record of 41.41, but still finished well adrift, while Ukraine took the bronze.
London 2012 Day 14 – The USA’s 4 x 100m Relay team Carmelita Jeter, Bianca Knight, Allyson Felix and Tianna Madison win gold in women’s 4 x 100m Relay final
Bahamas celebrate Relay gold
The Bahamas stormed to gold in the men’s 4 x 400m Relay final at the Olympic Stadium tonight.
The quartet of Chris Brown, Demetrius Pinder, Michael Mathieu and Ramon Miller clocked a winning time of 2:56.72.
The USA finished second to claim silver, with Trinidad and Tobago in third.
Golden night for the Netherlands
The Netherlands successfully defended their women’s Hockey title tonight with a 2-0 victory over Argentina.
Lavillenie takes Pole Vault title
Renaud Lavillenie took gold in the men’s Pole Vault at the Olympic Stadium.
The Frenchman took the title with an Olympic record 5.97m to edge past his rivals.
Germany’s Bjorn Otto was second and claimed silver with a clearance of 5.91m, ahead of fellow countryman Raphael Holzdeppe on countback.
Alptekin edges out Bulut for gold
Asli Cakir Alptekin tonight won gold in the women’s 1500m at the Olympic Stadium.
The Turkish athlete won a slow race in 4:10.23, finishing ahead of compatriot Gamze Bulut, with Bahrain’s Maryam Yusuf Jamal third.
Defar claims 5000m gold
Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar tonight produced an impressive display to claim gold in the 5000m final.
Defar denied her compatriot Tirunesh Dibaba the chance to add another title to the 10,000m crown she won a week ago, having taken gold in both events in Beijing.Instead Defar, who won 5,000m gold eight years ago in Athens, held off her challengers down the home straight to win in 15:04.25.
Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot was second, with Dibaba getting the bronze.
Golden day for Strombergs and Pajon
Maris Strombergs of Latvia and Colombia’s Mariana Pajon have won the men’s and women’s Olympic Games BMX titles at the London 2012 BMX Track.
Strombergs successfully defended his title, with world champion Sam Willoughby of Australia finishing second and Colombia’s Carlos Oquendo third.
In the women’s race, Pajon edged out New Zealand’s Sarah Walker to take the title, with Laura Smulders of the Netherlands claiming bronze.
Day 13 Highlights – Thursday 9 August
Track & Field
200m – Brilliant Bolt completes sprint double
Usain Bolt tonight secured the legendary status he craved by becoming the first man ever to win the Olympic Games sprint double twice in succession.
Bolt beat countryman Yohan Blake by .12 seconds, and Warren Weir took third to make it a 1-2-3 sweep for Jamaica.
London 2012 Day 13 – Bolt wins 200m, completes sprint double
Rudisha strikes gold in new 800m world record
Kenya’s David Rudisha tonight lit up the Olympic Stadium with a sensational victory in the 800m, breaking his own world record in the process.
Teenager Nijel Amos of Botswana claimed silver in a national record of 1:41.73 ahead of Kenya’s Timothy Kitum, who claimed bronze.
Decathlon – Golden night for Eaton
World record-holder Ashton Eaton claimed gold in the Decathlon at London 2012 tonight.
Eaton took a 151-point lead over team-mate Trey Hardee into the 1500m and finished ahead of the two-time world champion to end up 198 points clear after two gruelling days of competition.
Lloyd leads USA to victory
Carli Lloyd was the USA’s Olympic hero again as they avenged their World Cup final defeat by Japan and took gold with a 2-1 win at Wembley.
Brink and Reckermann make history
Germany stunned world champions Brazil to take gold in the men’s Beach Volleyball as they became the first European team to win the Olympic Games title.
10m diving – Chen defends Platform crown
Chen Ruolin successfully defended her women’s 10m Platform title in tonight’s final at the Aquatics Centre.
Sixteen-year-old Australian Brittany Broben took silver and Pandelela Rinong Pamg took bronze for Malaysia.
Day 12 Highlights – Wednesday 8 August
Track & Field
Felix claims long-awaited gold in the women’s 200m
Allyson Felix of the USA finally got her hands on a gold medal tonight with a brilliant run in the women’s 200m final.
Felix, runner-up in Athens and Beijing to Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown, overcame a sluggish start to lead coming off the bend and was never going to be caught, the 26-year-old clocking a time of 21.88 to finish 0.21 ahead of 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.
USA’s Carmelita Jeter – silver medallist over 100m – took bronze, with Campbell-Brown fourth.
London 2012 Day 12 – Allyson Felix of the USA finally got her hands on a gold medal tonight with a brilliant run in the women’s 200m final
Merritt storms to Hurdles gold
The USA enjoyed a one-two in the men’s 110m Hurdles as Aries Merritt secured victory in 12.92, the fastest time in the world this year.
Team-mate Jason Richardson took silver in 13.04, with Jamaica’s Hansle Parchment taking bronze in a new national record of 13.12.
Natalya Antyukh wins women’s 400m hurdles
Russia’s Natalya Antyukh held off a late surge from current world champion Lashinda Demus to win Olympic gold in the women’s 400m hurdles.
Antyukh ran a personal best of 52.70 seconds to win a second Olympic medal after claiming bronze in the 400m at Athens 2004.
Brittney Reese wins long jump gold
American Brittney Reese secured Olympic long jump gold with a leap of 7.12m. Russia’s Elena Sokolova won silver, while bronze went to Janay Deloach of the United States.
Bolt and Blake through to 200m final
Usain Bolt edged ever nearer to the legendary status he craves after cruising into the 200m final with ease at London 2012.
Double Wrestling gold for Japan
Hitomi Obara won gold in the 48kg women’s Wrestling and compatriot Kaori Icho took the 63kg title at the ExCeL on a brilliant night for Japan.
Obara beat Mariya Stadnyk to claim the first gold in the women’s Wrestling at London 2012, defeating the Azerbaijani 0-4 1-0 2-0 in a thrilling fight played out in front of a raucous Japanese following.
Icho beat Jing Ruixue to claim her third successive Olympic gold. She went out all guns blazing, throwing Jing in the first period before manoeuvring behind the silver medallist in the second to clinch victory.
Third straight gold for American pair
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings won their third consecutive Olympic beach volleyball gold with an emphatic win over fellow Americans Jennifer Kessy and April Ross.
Australia win men’s 49er gold
Australia and New Zealand sailed a victory lap in the medal race with the Olympic 49er gold and silver medals already sealed in Weymouth.
China beat South Korea to men’s team gold
China completed a clean sweep of table tennis at the Olympics as their men’s team took gold by beating South Korea 3-0 in the best-of-five contest.
Ma Long and Zhang Jike won their individual ties before the latter and Wang Hao earned victory in the doubles.
Day 11 Highlights – Tuesday 7 August
Track & Field
Pearson fulfils dream in the women’s 100m hurdles
Sally Pearson tonight realised a dream 12 years in the making by delivering Australia’s first Athletics gold medal of London 2012 with a dramatic victory in the 100m Hurdles.
Pearson clocked an Olympic record of 12.35 to edge USA defending champion Dawn Harper into silver by just 0.02. USA’s Kellie Wells took the bronze in 12.48.
London 2012 Day 11 – Sally Pearson tonight delivered Australia’s first Athletics gold medal of London 2012 with a dramatic victory in the 100m Hurdles.
Russia’s Ivan Ukhov claimed High Jump gold as the only man to clear 2.36m and 2.38m.
USA’s Erik Kynard took the silver with a 2.33m clearance, with the bronze shared three ways between Briton Robbie Grabarz, Canadian Derek Drouin and Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim.
Germany’s Robert Harting took gold in the Discus with a throw of 68.27m
Iran’s Ehsan Hadadi took silver with 68.18m, and Estonia’s Gerd Kanter bronze with 68.03.
Algeria’s Taoufik Makhloufi claimed 1500m gold
Makhloufi claimed 1500m gold in convincing fashion as he pulled clear down the home straight to win in 3:34.08.
USA’s Leonel Manzano took the silver and Moroccan Abdalaati Iguider the bronze.
Brownlee brothers take glory in dramatic Triathlon
Alistair Brownlee became Great Britain’s first Olympic Games champion in Triathlon with a brilliant performance in front of a huge crowd in Hyde Park while his brother Jonny won a bronze medal. Spain’s Javier Gomez took bronze.
Great Britain’s Chris Hoy wins Keirin
Chris Hoy tonight became the most successful Briton in Olympic Games history with six gold medals after winning the Keirin at the London 2012 Velodrome.
Germany’s Maximilian Levy was second, while two bronze medals were awarded to Simon van Velthooven of New Zealand and Teun Mulder of the Netherlands.
Australia’s Anna Meares secures Sprint gold
Anna Meares claimed gold in the women’s Sprint after defeating rival Victoria Pendleton of Great Britain in the best-of-three final.
Great Britain’s Laura Trott sprints to Omnium gold
Laura Trott has won her second gold of London 2012 with victory in the women’s Omnium. Sarah Hammer of the USA was second, with Annette Edmondson of Australia third.
Rezaei grabs another gold for Iran
Iran won their third Greco-Roman Wrestling gold in as many days after Ghasem Rezaei beat Russia’s Rustam Totrov in tonight’s 96kg final.
Kim wrestles way to gold
Kim Hyeonwoo became the first Republic of Korea athlete to win gold in Lightweight Greco-Roman Wrestling after he beat Hungary’s Tamas Lorincz at the ExCeL. The two bronze medals went to Georgia’s Manuchar Tskhadaia and Guenot.
Cuba’s Lopez clinches second gold
Cuba’s Mijain Lopez became only the third Super Heavyweight to win successive Greco-Roman golds after he beat Estonian Heiki Nabi at the ExCeL.
Zakharov takes 3m title
Russia’s Ilya Zakharov ended China’s run of Diving gold medals by claiming the men’s Olympic 3m Springboard title.
Qin scored 541.75 to take silver ahead of compatriot and defending Olympic champion He, who grabbed bronze with a total of 524.15.
Ishchenko and Romashina maintain Russian success
Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina continued Russian domination of Synchronised Swimming with gold in the Duets on Day 11.
They scored 98.900 points today – just 1.100 off perceived perfection – which, when added to their technical score, gave them a combined total of 197.100 out of a maximum 200.
Spain were second, 4.200 behind, having leapfrogged China in the battle for silver and bronze medals.
Raisman floors rivals to clinch gold
The USA’s Alexandra Raisman has won gold in the women’s Floor final at the North Greenwich Arena.
Raisman followed up on her bronze on the beam with an impressive performance to score 15.600 and claim the title ahead of Romania’s Catalina Ponor in silver (15.200).
Russian Aliya Mustafina took bronze with a score of 14.900.
China continue Table Tennis dominance
China closed on a second successive clean sweep of Table Tennis Olympic gold medals as Ding Ning, Li Xiaoxia and Guo Yue overcame Japan in the women’s Team event final.
Day 10 Highlights – Monday 6 August
Track & Field
Hurdles gold for Sanchez
Felix Sanchez rolled back the years to claim gold in the 400m Hurdles tonight.
The 34-year-old from the Dominican Republic clocked 47.63, eight years after clinching the title in Athens with exactly the same time.
USA’s Michael Tinsley took the silver in 47.91, a personal best, while favourite Javier Culson of Puerto Rico was third.
Teenage star James wins 400m title
Nineteen-year-old Kirani James stormed to 400m gold tonight, recording a winning time of 43.94.
No one came close to catching the teenager from Grenada down the home straight as he crossed the line well ahead of another 19-year-old, Luguelin Santos of the Dominican Republic. Trinidadian Lalonde Gordon took the bronze.
London 2012 Day 10 – Kirani James storms to 400m gold
Pole Vault Golden night for Jennifer Suhr
USA’s Jennifer Suhr dethroned Elena Isinbaeva as Pole Vault champion tonight by taking gold with a best effort of 4.75m.
Suhr edged an exciting competition on countback from Cuban Yarisley Silva.
Russian Isinbaeva, who had been two-time reigning Olympic champion and is the world record-holder, had to settle for bronze.
Zaripova wins gold in the women’s 3000m Steeplechase
Yuliya Zaripova won gold in the women’s 3000m Steeplechase, clocking a new personal best of 9:06.72.
The Russian was an impressive winner, streaking clear down the home straight to cross the line ahead of Tunisia’s Habiba Ghribi.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk claims Shot Put title
Belarus thrower Nadzeya Ostapchuk won the first gold medal of the Athletics evening session on Day 10 to become the Olympic Games Shot Put champion.
The 31-year-old took the title with a throw of 21.36m, winning ahead of New Zealand’s Valerie Adams, who had to settle for silver in 20.70m.
Russian Evgeniia Kolodko took the bronze medal with a throw of 20.48, as she failed to match the leader.
Kenny storms to Sprint gold
Great Britain’s Jason Kenny won a stunning Olympic gold in the men’s Sprint at the London 2012 Velodrome today.
Kenny’s previous two Olympic gold medals came in the Team Sprint alongside Chris Hoy, but now the 24-year-old is an individual champion after a sensational 2-0 final victory over three-time world champion Gregory Bauge of France.
Day 9 Highlights – Sunday 5 August
Track & Field
Ethiopia’s Tiki Gelana wins women’s marathon gold in record time
Ethiopia’s Tiki Gelana won gold in the London 2012 women’s marathon in an Olympic record time of two hours, 23 minutes and seven seconds.
Kenya’s Priscah Jeptoo claimed silver, five seconds behind, while Russia’s Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova took bronze.
Thunder Bolt wins men’s 100m gold
Usain Bolt tonight fulfilled his dream of becoming a ‘legend’ of the sport by successfully defending his Olympic 100m title in stunning style at London 2012.
Bolt was only fifth quickest out of the blocks but was quickly into his running and stormed to victory in 9.63, the second quickest in history and an Olympic record. Reigning world champion and training partner Yohan Blake took silver in 9.75 to equal his personal best, with 2004 Olympic champion Justin Gatlin taking the bronze in 9.79.
Usain Bolt win’s men’s 100m gold
London 2012 Day 9 – Usain Bolt crosses the line to win gold in the men’s 100m final in 9.58, Yohan Blake is second in 9.75, Justin Gatlin is third in 9.79
USA’s Sanya Richards-Ross took gold in the women’s 400m
USA’s Sanya Richards-Ross took gold in the women’s 400m with a winning time of 49.55 at the Olympic Stadium.
Great Britain’s Christine Ohuruogu (49.70) produced a storming finish to claim the silver medal.
DeeDee Trotter of the USA was just 0.02 behind Ohuruogu, who was the defending champion following her stunning win in Beijing four years ago.
Kenya’s Ezekiel Kemboi wins dramatic Steeplechase
There was drama in the final of the men’s 3000m Steeplechase as Kenya’s Ezekiel Kemboi won gold.
Defending Olympic champion Brimin Kipruto tripped with just 700m remaining and was sent crashing to the track.
France’s Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad took silver and Kenya’s Abel Mutai the bronze, while the unfortunate Kipruto had to settle for fifth.
Rypakova secures Triple Jump gold
Rypakova took the lead in the third round and was never headed, with Colombia’s Caterine Ibarguen claiming silver by just one centimetre with a leap of 14.80m in the final round.
Denmark’s Hansen takes gold in the omnium
Denmark’s Lasse Norman Hansen overcame the trauma of a skin-scraping crash to win gold in the men’s omnium thanks to a scorching time-trial to close out the multi-discipline event in style on Sunday. France’s Bryan Coquard took silver and Great Britain’s Ed Clancy clinched bronze.
Reihanpour Soryan claims Iran’s first ever gold
Iran claimed their first ever Greco-Roman wrestling gold as Hamid Mohammad Soryan Reihanpour overcame Rovshan Bayramov from Azerbaijan at 55kg.
In front of a packed ExCel Arena Soryan used his experience and additional weight to dominate from the start.
Wu takes gold with perfect 10
China’s Wu Minxia confirmed her status as one of the best women’s divers in history by easily winning the 3m Springboard at the Aquatics Centre.
The world champion beat her rivals, and claimed the first individual mark of 10 at these Olympics, to claim a record-equalling sixth Olympic Games medal in the Diving pool.
Records tumble as Zhou takes gold
China’s Zhou Lulu edged a dramatic heavyweight tussle with Russia’s Tatiana Kashirina to claim gold as almost all the women’s +75kg Olympic and world records were smashed at ExCeL this afternoon.
Murray wins gold at Wimbledon
Andy Murray produced one of the best performances British Tennis has ever seen as he defeated Roger Federer in straight sets to win Singles gold at London 2012.
Serena & Venus Williams win third Olympics tennis doubles gold
Venus and Serena Williams made Olympic history as they became the first pair to win the women’s doubles three times.
Ethiopia’s Tiki Gelana takes gold in the women’s Olympic Marathon
Day 8 Highlights – Saturday 4 August
Phelps wins 18th and final gold in 4x100m medley relay
Michael Phelps wins his 18th and final Olympic gold medal before he retires as the US dominated the 4x100m medley relay.
United States’s women clinched 4x100m medley relay gold with a new world record time of 3:52:05
The USA led from the second length with women’s 200m backstroke gold medallist Missy Franklin ahead at the first changeover.
It was a lead never relinquished, with Rebecca Soni’s breaststroke, Dana Vollmer’s butterfly and Allison Schmitt’s freestyle all ahead of the field.
Sun Yang of China wins 1500m Freestyle gold, smashes World Record
China’s Sun Yang destroyed the rest of the field to break his own world 1500m record and win his second gold medal of London 2012.
Sun finished in a time of 14 minutes 31.02 seconds – 3.12 seconds faster than the world record he set at last year’s World Championships in Shanghai.
Sun was eight seconds clear of Canada’s Ryan Cochrane with defending champion Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia in third.
Rasmus Quist and Mads Rasmussen of Denmark win gold in the Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls
Great Britain’s Mark Hunter and Zac Purchase claimed a silver medal in a dramatic lightweight double sculls final as Denmark pipped them to gold.
Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking of Great Britain win gold in Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls
Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking won the women’s lightweight double sculls to claim Britain’s fourth rowing gold medal of the London Olympics.
The duo, who only teamed up this season, were the fastest qualifiers for the final and continued their fine form to beat China by two seconds.
GB men’s coxless four retain Games title
Great Britain won the Olympic title in the men’s coxless four for the fourth successive Games, edging out Australia in a thrilling race at Eton Dorney.
Pete Reed, Andy Triggs Hodge, Tom James and Alex Gregory clocked six minutes 3.97 seconds, with USA taking bronze.
Ruthless Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win gold medal
Serena Williams of the United States thrashed Russia’s Maria Sharapova 6-0 6-1 in 63 minutes to win the women’s singles gold medal at London 2012.
Mike and Bob Bryan win Men’s Doubles Tennis gold for USA
Bob and Mike Bryan added an Olympic gold medal to their 11 Grand Slam titles with a 6-4 7-6 win over France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Michael Llodra in the men’s doubles at Wimbledon.
Track & Field
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica retains Women’s 100m title
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica saw off the challenge of American Carmelita Jeter to retain her Olympic 100m title in London.
Fraser-Pryce moved ahead at the halfway stage and held on in a close finish to win in 10.75 seconds.
Jeter beat another Jamaican, Veronica Campbell-Brown, on the line for bronze.
Jessica Ennis storms to Heptathlon gold
Jessica Ennis lived up to her billing as Great Britain’s golden girl with a commanding victory in the Heptathlon at London 2012.
Four years after reluctantly watching the Beijing 2008 Games on television following a career-threatening foot injury, Ennis made light of the weight of expectation on her shoulders to leave her rivals battling for silver and bronze.
Nicola Spirig of Switzerland wins thrilling women’s Triathlon
Spirig beat Sweden’s Lisa Norden in a stunning, unprecedented photo finish, with Australia’s Erin Densham third.
Greg Rutherford of Great Britain takes men’s Long Jump gold
Greg Rutherford secured Great Britain’s 13th gold medal of the London 2012 Olympics by winning the long jump.
Rutherford’s fourth-round leap of 8.31m was enough to take victory on a glorious night for Team GB.
The British athlete finished ahead of Australia’s Mitchell Watt, who recorded 8.16m to take silver.
Mohamed Farah of Great Britain wins gold in the Men’s 10,000m
Mo Farah stormed to Olympic 10,000m gold to seal an extraordinary night for British athletics in the Olympic stadium.
The 29-year-old world 5,000m champion ran a near-perfect race to cross the line in 27 minutes 30.42 seconds, with his training partner Galen Rupp in silver and Ethiopia’s Tariku Bekele in bronze.
Sandra Perkovic of Croatia wins Women’s Discus Throw gold
Sandra Perkovic won the Olympic women’s discus title with a Croatian national record throw of 69.11m.
Russia’s Darya Pishchalnikova won silver with a throw of 67.56m, China’s world champion Li Yanfeng took bronze.
Chinese duo Ding and Zhen win medals in 20km walk
Ding Chen won gold in the men’s 20km walk to become China’s first race walker to win an Olympic medal.
Compatriot Zhen Wang was also among the medals as he finished third behind Erick Barrondo of Guatemala.
2008 Olympic champion Valeriy Borchin collapsed just minutes from the line and had to receive medical treatment.
China’s Li wins women’s singles gold
Li Xuerui beat compatriot and world champion Wang Yihan to win gold in the Olympic women’s singles badminton.
London 2012 Day 8 – Ennis wins Heptathlon gold for GB
Day 7 Highlights – Friday 3 August
Michael Phelps wins 17th Olympic gold medal in 100m butterfly final
Michael Phelps did it again on Friday, this time in the men’s 100m butterfly, his third straight Olympic gold in that event. American teammates Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky also won gold.
Katie Ledecky beats Rebecca Adlington into bronze in Olympic final
Ledecky won in 8min 14.53sec, the second-fastest time in history behind the world record Adlington set in Beijing. Swimming is becoming a young woman’s game – Ledecky is the second 15-year-old to win a gold medal at these Games, after Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte. Ye Shiwen, who has won two, is only a year older than both. “That was painful,” Adlington gasped afterwards. “They get more and more painful the older I get.”
Spain’s Garcia takes silver
200m backstroke – Missy Franklin wins 200m backstroke
American Missy Franklin set a new world record as she won gold in the women’s 200m backstroke.
The United States 17-year-old broke the mark to win in two minutes 4.06 seconds to clinch her third gold of the Games and cement her growing status as a swimming superstar.
Russia’s Anastasia Zueva was second with American Elizabeth Beisel third, while Britain’s Lizzie Simmonds was fourth.
50m freestyle – Florent Manaudou wins shock gold
France’s Florent Manaudou took a shock gold in the 50m freestyle in his first major individual sprint final.
Swimming from lane seven, the 21-year-old beat America’s Cullen Jones to finish in 21.34 seconds, with Brazil’s world record holder Cesar Cielo third.
Manaudou’s win adds to golds for Yannick Agnel and Camille Muffat, with another in the men’s 4x100m relay.
Keirin – Pendleton leads gold rush in velodrome
Victoria Pendleton won the women’s keirin as Britain’s men’s pursuit team smashed their own world record to beat Australia and retain their title
Teddy Riner wins heavyweight judo
France’s Teddy Riner won the men’s Olympic heavyweight judo title to deafening roars from a huge French contingent in the crowd on Friday, cementing his status as the best judoka in the world. He beat Russia’s Alexander Mikhaylin on accumulated penalties.
Poland’s Adrian Zielinski wins gold
Poland’s Adrian Zielinski claimed weightlifting gold with a solid display in the men’s 85kg category.
The 2010 world champion lifted a combined weight of 385kg and, although Russian teenager Apti Aukhadov lifted the same total, the Pole won because of his lower bodyweight. Aukhadov had a chance to take gold but missed his third and final clean and jerk lift of 212kg.
World champion Kianoush Rostami of Iran won bronze with 380kg.
Track & Field
Tirunesh Dibaba defends Olympic 10,000m title
Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba defended her Olympic 10,000m title with a dominant display giving her rivals little chance on a stunning final lap.
Leading with 500m to go, the 26-year-old broke away from Kenya’s Sally Kipyego and Vivian Cheruiyot to win in 30 minutes 20.76 seconds.
Dibaba’s triumph was her third Olympic gold after winning both the 5,000m and 10,000m in Beijing – the first female athlete to do so.
Tomasz Majewski retains shot put title
Poland’s Tomasz Majewski has become the first man in almost 60 years to retain the Olympic shot put title.
He produced a throw of 21.87m in round three to take the lead from world champion David Storl of Germany, who managed 21.86 in round two.
With the title already won, Majewski, 30, then threw 21.89 in the final round – his best throw of the season.
American Reece Hoffa threw 21.23 to beat his compatriot Christian Cantwell (21.19) to bronze.
London 2012 Day 7 – Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia wins gold in the women’s 10,000m final
Day 6 Highlights – Thursday 2 August
Michael Phelps wins historic 20th medal
Michael Phelps claimed the 16th Olympic gold medal of his amazing career and 20th in total with a thrilling victory in the men’s 200m Individual Medley.
Phelps led from start to finish and held off fast-finishing USA team-mate Ryan Lochte down the final freestyle leg to win in 1:54.27, just 0.04 outside his own Olympic record.
It means that Phelps is the first man to win the event at three consecutive Games and came just 48 hours after he won his 18th and 19th Olympic medals to overtake Russian gymnast Larisa Latynina, who held the previous record with 18.
Rebecca Soni wins gold and breaks record
American Rebecca Soni beat her own world record as she won gold in the women’s 200m breaststroke.
The 25-year-old clocked two minutes and 19.59 seconds to become the first swimmer to successfully defend an Olympic title at London 2012 and the first woman to break 2:20.00.
“We have never seen that before. The first woman under two minute 20 seconds. Second and third both went 2:20s too. This is just stunning, a wonderful swim. Because the rest of the field were so close, I wasn’t sure Soni was swimming well, but she was. You have to give credit to Suzuki also. She was brilliant.”
“I’ve been chasing that for years, that was for my old coach Tom who told me I was going to go that fast,” she said.
Japan’s Satomi Suzuki took silver while Russia’s Iuliia Efimova finished third.
New Zealand wins double sculls gold
Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan added an Olympic gold medal to their two world titles Thursday by winning the double sculls final at Dorney Lake. It was New Zealand’s first gold of the London Games. Cohen and Sullivan, who broke the Olympic-best time in the heats, produced a late surge to overtake Italy with about 200 meters left. They won in 6 minutes, 31.67 seconds under threatening skies.
The Italians, a half length behind, captured the silver medal. Slovenia won the bronze, having led for much of the race.
Chris Hoy leads GB to cycling gold in men’s team sprint
Britain’s men’s team sprint trio smashed their own world record to beat France to gold on an incredible evening at the London Velodrome.
Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy clocked 42.600 seconds, beating the mark they set in the previous round.
“I dug deeper than I ever have before” Chris Hoy
The victory gave Hoy the fifth Olympic gold of his remarkable career.
Harrison wins judo gold for US
Kayla Harrison took her spot atop the medal stand, determined not to cry during the national anthem. America finally has an Olympic judo champion — a 22-year-old from Ohio who was sexually abused by a former coach as a child, became a self-described “teenage punk” who hated everything about her sport and then found a way to turn everything around.
She beat Britain’s Gemma Gibbons 2-0 for the gold medal in the women’s under 78-kilogram division.
Gabby Douglas wins all-around gold
Gabby Douglas added individual all-around gold to her Olympic team title as America continued to dominate the women’s gymnastics competition.
The 16-year-old Douglas, whose nickname “the Flying Squirrel” has been borne out by the heights she is hitting at London 2012, outscored Russia’s Viktoria Komova by 0.259 marks.
“It just feels amazing to be called the Olympic champion,” said Douglas.
London 2012 Day 6 – Gabrielle Douglas of USA wins women’s individual All-Around Final
Day 5 Highlights – Wednesday 1 August
Nathan Adrian beats James Magnussen to 100m freestyle gold
America’s Nathan Adrian won gold in the men’s 100m freestyle by 0.01 seconds ahead of Australia’s world champion James Magnussen.
USA women win 200m freestyle relay
United States produced an Olympic-record time to win gold in the women’s 200m freestyle relay final.
A brilliant final leg from Allison Schmitt led the Americans home, ahead of Australia, in a time of seven minutes 42.92 seconds.
Rowers win GB’s first 2012 gold
Helen Glover and Heather Stanning win 2012 Olympics rowing gold for Great Britain in the women’s pair.
Uchimura wins All-Around gold
Uchimura, who won silver in the All-Around four years ago in Beijing, scored 92.690 to see off the challenge of German Marcel Nguyen in silver medal position with USA athlete Danell Leyva in bronze, just under two points off the lead.
Golds for Venezuela and Republic of Korea
Venezuela has only its second Olympic champion ever after Ruben Limardo Gascon won the men’s Individual Epee, while Kim Jiyeon also took Fencing gold for Republic of Korea.
Li edges out Ding to claim gold
Li Xiaoxia caused an upset against Chinese compatriot Ding Ning to claim gold in the women’s Singles Table Tennis competition.
Wiggins wins historic gold medal
Cyclist Bradley Wiggins becomes Great Britain’s most decorated Olympian after winning gold in the time trial.
London 2012 Day 5 – Gold medallist Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain celebrates during the Victory Ceremony after the men’s Individual Time Trial Road Cycling
Day 4 Highlights – Tuesday 31 July
Phelps wins record Olympic medal but Le Clos takes gold
Michael Phelps tonight became the most decorated athlete in Olympic history when his gold in the 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay at the Aquatics Centre took him to 19.
Shiwen wins second Olympic gold
China’s Ye Shiwen wins her second gold medal of the Olympics with victory in the 200m individual medley.
Germany denies GB & Queen’s grand-daughter Zara Phillips gold
There was both deafening applause and inevitable disappointment at the London Olympics’ most picturesque venue as Great Britain’s quintet of eventers took team silver behind a brilliant Germany.
United States beat Russia for gold
The United States women’s gymnastics team crushed Russia in a head-to-head battle for gold as Romania takes bronze and China finished fourth in the North Greenwich Arena.
London 2012 Day 4 – USA take women’s Artistic Gymnastics Team gold
Day 3 Highlights – Monday 30 July
Fifteen-year-old wins historic gold
Teenager Ruta Meilutyte wins Lithuania’s first Olympic swimming gold in the 100m breaststroke.
Agnel wins again as Ryan Lochte misses out
France’s Yannick Agnel won his second gold of London 2012, taking victory in the men’s 200m freestyle as American Ryan Lochte could only finish fourth.
Great Britain’s men won an astonishing Olympic bronze medal in the gymnastics team final
China cruised to gold, with GB second, as the medal prospects of the United States and Germany disintegrated.
Japan, initially placed in fourth, moved up to second after an appeal.
Japan’s Kaori Matsumoto takes -57kg judo gold
Japan’s world number one Kaori Matsumoto overcame Corina Caprioriu to secure gold in the women’s -57kg event.
London 2012 Day 3 – fifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania celebrates after winning the final of the women’s 100m Breaststroke
Day 2 Highlights – Sunday 29 July
France beat Phelps’s US in relay
Michael Phelps is denied his first gold of the London Olympics as France pip the United States in the men’s 4x100m relay.
Van der Burgh sets world record
South African Cameron van der Burgh sets a world record to win the 100m men’s breaststroke final.
Dana Vollmer wins gold in 100m butterfly
Dana Vollmer set a new world record as she won gold for the United States in the women’s 100m butterfly.
Spain eliminated at group stage
Spain are out of the Olympic men’s football competition after suffering a shock 1-0 defeat by Honduras.
Kum Ae An of North Korea wins – 52kg gold
Kum Ae An secured North Korea’s first gold medal of London 2012 by beating Yanet Bermoy Acosta of Cuba with a yuko golden score in the -52kg final.
Lizzie Armitstead wins silver medal, Britain’s first medal
Lizzie Armitstead won Britain’s first medal of the 2012 Olympics as Marianne Vos claimed gold for the Netherlands in the women’s road race.
London 2012 Day 2 – France edge out USA in 4x100m freestyle relay thriller
Day 1 Highlights – Saturday 28 July
American Ryan Lochte turned his much-anticipated duel with Michael Phelps into a blowout
Lochte took team USA’s first Olympic gold as he left Michael Phelps in FOURTH place in final.
Vinokourov breaks heart of host
Alexandre Vinokourov of Kazakhstan claimed an unexpected but deserved win in the men’s Olympic road race on Saturday, wrecking Mark Cavendish’s hopes of delivering a first gold of the Games for the hosts.
London 2012 Day 1 – Alexandre Vinokourov wins men’s Olympic road race
London 2012 – GO!
The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially the Games of the 30th Olympiad, also known informally as London 2012, begins in London, United Kingdom, on 27 July and continues until 12 August 2012.
Around 10,500 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees are expected to participate. There are a total of 32 medal sports and 302 medal events.
London 2012 in the making
Following a bid headed by former Olympic champion Lord Sebastian Coe and the then Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, London was selected as the host city on 6 July 2005 during the 117th IOC Session in Singapore, defeating bids from Moscow, New York City, Madrid and Paris. London is the first city to officially host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948.
Construction in preparation for the Games has involved considerable redevelopment, particularly themed towards sustainability. The main focus of this is a new 200-hectare Olympic Park, constructed on a former industrial site at Stratford in the east of London. The Games also make use of many venues which were already in place before the bid.
Opening ceremony – 27 July 2012
The opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics was called “The Isles of Wonder”. Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle was the artistic director for the opening ceremony and the music directors were Rick Smith and Karl Hyde of the electronic music duo Underworld.
The Games were officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II, who was accompanied by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It was the second Games opened personally by the Queen; she opened the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Philip opened the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne on her behalf.
With its pastoral scenes, tributes to the NHS and Great Ormond Street, dark, satanic mills, references to James Bond, yellow submarines and Mary Poppins, the spectacular Opening Ceremony was certainly very British.
It was almost as if Danny Boyle was putting on a show for the Brits, rather than the rest of the world, so what did the rest of the world make of it?
Well, more than a billion apparently tuned in and the response was pretty mixed.
The Queen’s cameo appearance was a particular highlight for the non-British audience as she took part in a comical segment filmed in Buckingham Palace with Daniel Craig, before seemingly parachuting into the Olympic Stadium with the James Bond star.
Summer Olympic Games
The Summer Olympic Games is a major international event featuring sports in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered to be the world’s foremost sports competition and more than 200 nations participate. The Games are held every four years.
Originally, the ancient Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD.
Baron Pierre de Coubertin of France founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894. The IOC has since become the governing body of the Olympic Movement, whose structure and actions are defined by the Olympic Charter.
The evolution of the Olympic Movement during the 20th and 21st centuries has resulted in several changes to the Olympic Games. Some of these adjustments include the creation of the Winter Games for ice and winter sports, the Paralympic Games for athletes with a physical disability, and the Youth Olympic Games for teenage athletes.
32 Medal Sports
archery, badminton, basketball, beach volley-ball, boxing, canoe/kayak, cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, field hockey, gymnastics, handball, judo, modern pentathlon, rhythmic gymnastics, rowing, sailing, shooting, soccer, swimming, synchronized swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, track & field, trampoline, triathlon, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, wrestling
Beijing 2008 country medal count
1 China 100 (51G 21S 28B)
2 United States 110 (36G 38S 36B)
3 Russia 73 (23G 21S 29B)
4 Great Britain 47 (19G 13S 15B)
5 Germany 41 (16G 10S 15B)
6 Australia 46 (14G 15S 17B)
7 South Korea 31 (13G 10S 8B)
8 Japan 25 (9G 6S 10B)
9 Italy 27 (8G 9S 10B)
10 France 41 (7G 16S 18B)
Athletes with the most Gold medals
14 gold medals
USA Michael Phelps Swimming 14 (6 Athens 2004, 8 Beijing 2008)
9 gold medals
USA Carl Lewis Athletics 9 (4 Los Angeles 1984, 2 Seoul 1988, 2 Barcelona 1992, 1 Atlanta 1996)
USA Mark Spitz Swimming 9 (2 Mexico 1968, 7 Munich 1972)
URS Larisa Latynina Gymnastics 9 (4 Melbourne 1956, 3 Roma 1960, 2 Tokyo 1964)
FIN Paavo Nurmi Athletics 9
8 gold medals
USA Jenny Thompson Swimming 8 (2 Barcelona 1992, 3 Atlanta 1996, 3 Sydney 2000)
USA Matt Biondi Swimming 8 (1 Los Angeles 1984, 5 Seoul 1988, 2 Barcelona 1992)
GER Birgit Fischer Canoeing 8 (1 Moscow 1980, 2 Seoul 1988, 1 Barcelona 1992, 1 Atlanta 1996, 2 Sydney 2000, 1 Athens 2004)
JPN Sawao Kato Gymnastics 8 (3 Mexico 1968, 2 Montréal 1976, 3 Munich 1972)
USA Ray Ewry Athletics 8 (3 Paris 1900, 3 St Louis, 2 London 1908)
7 gold medals
URS Nikolay Andrianov Gymnastics 7 (1 Munich 1972, 4 Montreal 1976, 2 Moscow 1980)
TCH Vera Cáslavská Gymnastics 7 (3 Tokyo 1964, 4 Mexico 1968)
URS Boris Shakhlin Gymnastics 7 (2 Melbourne / Stockholm 1956, 4 Rome 1960, 1 Tokyo 1964 )
URS Viktor Chukarin Gymnastics 7 (4 Helsinki 1952, 3 Melbourne / Stockholm 1956)
HUN Aladár Gerevich Fencing 7 (1 Los Angeles 1932, 1 Berlin 1936, 2 London 1948, 1 Helsinki 1952, 1 Melbourne / Stockholm 1956, 1 Rome 1960)
6 gold medals
BLR Vitaly Scherbo Gymnastics 6 (6 Barcelona 1992)
JAP Akinori Nakayama Gymnastics 6 (4 Mexico 1968, 2 Munich 1972)
GER Reiner Klimke Equestrian 6 (1 Tokyo 1964, 1 Mexico 1968, 1 Montreal 1976, 3 Los Angeles 1984, 1 Seoul 1988)
HUN Pál Kovács Fencing 6 (1 Berlin 1936, 1 London 1948, 2 Helsinki 1952, 1 Melbourne / Stockholm 1956, 1 Rome 1960 )
ITA Edoardo Mangiarotti Fencing 6 (1 Berlin 1936, 2 Helsinki 1952, 2 Melbourne / Stockholm 1956, 1 Rome 1960 )
SWE Gert Fredriksson Canoeing 6 (2 London 1948, 1 Helsinki 1952, 2 Melbourne / Stockholm, 1 Rome 1960)
BEL Hubert Van Innis Archery 6 (2 Paris 1900, 4 Antwep 1920)
Summer Olympic Games Host Cities
2020 32nd India
2016 31st Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 30th London, Great Britain
2008 29th Beijing, China
2004 28th Athens, Greece
2000 27th Sydney, Australia
1996 26th Atlanta, United States
1992 25th Barcelona, Spain
1988 24th Seoul, South Korea
1984 23rd Los Angeles, United States
1980 22nd Moscow, Soviet Union
1976 21st Montreal, Canada
1972 20th Munich, West Germany
1968 19th Mexico City, Mexico
1964 18th Tokyo, Japan
1960 17th Rome, Italy
1956 16th Melbourne, Australia + Stockholm, Sweden
1952 15th Helsinki, Finland
1948 14th London, Great Britain
1944 13th London, Great Britain (Cancelled because of World War 2)
1940 12th Tokyo, Japan (Cancelled because of World War 2)
1936 11th Berlin, Germany
1932 10th Los Angeles, United States
1928 9th Amsterdam, Netherlands
1924 8th Paris, France
1920 7th Antwerp, Belgium
1916 6th Berlin, Germany (Cancelled because of World War 1)
1912 5th Stockholm, Sweden
1908 4th London, Great Britain
1906 intercalated Athens, Greece
1904 3rd St. Louis, United States
1900 2nd Paris, France
1896 1st Athens, Greece