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    The 2012 London Games Torch Relay: an inspiring journey


    From 16 May to 27 July 2012, the Olympic torch the that year’s London Games was carried by a total of 8,000 people across the breadth and length of the United Kingdom, covering 12,800km and visiting 1...

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    Chad Le Clos eyes London repeat in Rio


    In beating Michael Phelps in the 200m butterfly final, Chad Le Clos created one of the biggest surprises at the Olympic Games London 2012; the South African swimmer is keen to build on that success in...

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    Strombergs eyes third gold in Rio


    Gunning for a unique hat-trick at Rio 2016, Latvia’s Maris Strombergs is the only men’s Olympic champion BMX has known since its introduction on the programme and the only athlete from his country to ...

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    Great Britain enjoys lasting legacy from 2012 Olympic Games


    Three years on from the Olympic Games in 2012, the City of London and Great Britain as a whole continue to enjoy the benefits from hosting the Games. In the third annual report to be released since t...

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    Saori Yoshida, Japan’s unbeaten warrior


    Reflecting on her historic gold medal campaign at London 2012, where she maintained her perfect Olympic record, Saori Yoshida explains that she has every intention of coming back for more at Rio 2016....

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    Natalia Vorobieva relives her day of glory


    Russian wrestler Natalia Vorobieva looks back on her impressive gold medal win in the women’s 72kg category at London 2012. Natalia Vorobieva had two world junior 72kg titles under her belt by the t...

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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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  • 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.