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    Anum Bandey, flying the flag for Pakistani swimming


    At London 2012, Pakistani swimmer Anum Bandey achieved her ambitious goal of trimming a whole three seconds off her country’s 400m medley record. In the latest instalment of our “Words of Olympians” s...

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    Chad Le Clos reveals how he upstaged an Olympic legend


    In the latest video interview in our “Words of Olympians” series, South African swimmer Chad Le Clos tells the story of how he pulled off one of the biggest sensations of London 2012, and indeed of an...

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    Luguelin Santos: A successor to Feliz Sanchez


    Following the trail blazed by his role model and compatriot Felix Sanchez, Dominican Republic’s Luguelin Santos won two gold medals at Singapore 2010 before winning silver in the 400m final at London ...

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    London 2012 legacy continues to be felt across the UK


    Almost two years to the day from the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games (27 July 2012), a new report from the British Government shows that the Olympic Games continue to provide signifi...

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    Nanjinglele and Pride the Lion on tour in London


    Since the Youth Olympic flame was lit last month in Athens, Greece, the mascot NANJINGLELE has been globetrotting around the world with the Virtual Torch Relay. He made a stop last week in London, UK,...

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    London’s Olympic Park opens to the public


    London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has been fully opened to the public for the first time since the conclusion of the London 2012 Olympic Games, following the redevelopment of the south section of ...

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    London still reaping Games legacies


    London is still reaping the benefits of hosting the 2012 Olympic Games, with Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park set to fully reopen to the public in April and recent figures revealing an increase in sports ...

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    The fabulous journey of Iordan Iovtchev


    Aged 19 in 1992, and 39 in 2012 when he walked into the Olympic Stadium in London, carrying the Bulgarian flag, leading his delegation at the Opening Ceremony, Iordan Iovchev is the gymnast of records...

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    London delivers final report, as Games report to Session


    On the second day of the 125th International Olympic Commission (IOC) Session in Buenos Aries, the Organising Committees of the Olympic Games reported to the IOC Membership about the state of preparat...

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    Dow’s London 2012 stadium wrap reused in Rio social project


    One year on from the London 2012 Olympic Games, the innovative and eye-catching ‘wrap’ that enclosed the iconic Olympic Stadium has been recycled and reused at a social project in Rio de Janeiro. The ...


Discover the best photos of London 2012

  • London 2012 Madness in Olympic StadiumCeremony – 16

    London 2012 - The British ska band Madness perform their hit Our House during the closing ceremony in Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2012.

  • Flying sax man

    London 2012 - The saxophonist from the band Madness performs his solo while flying through Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony on August 12, 2012.

  • Ray Davies of the Kinks

    London 2012 - Ray Davies of the Kinks sings “Waterloo Sunset,” a love letter to London, at the closing ceremony on August 12, 2012.

  • Acrobats perform on London's "skyline"

    London 2012 - Acrobats, dancers, and performers give the eye much to behold in Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony on August 12, 2012.

  • Scooters deliver Kaiser Chiefs

    London 2012 - Motor scooters from London's mid-60's mod subculture deliver Ricky Wilson to the stage to sing The Who's "Pinball Wizard" during the closing ceremony.

  • British fashion acknowledged at closing ceremony

    London 2012 - As the David Bowie hit "Fashion" plays aloud, a parade enters of British supermodels sporting haute couture designs during the closing ceremony.