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  • London 2012 closes with the nations pride.


    The London 2012 Olympics have ended with a spectacular musical closing ceremony and the official handover to the next host city, Rio de Janeiro.

    The three-hour show featured some of the biggest names of British pop from decades past, including the Spice Girls, George Michael and Elbow.

    Games chief Lord Coe said: "When our time came - Britain, we did it right."

  • Mo Farah wins 5000m


    Great Britain's Mo Farah takes his second gold medal of the London 2012 Olympics with a thrilling sprint finish in the 5,000m.

    Farah is only the seventh man in history to complete a 10,000m and 5,000m Olympic double at the same Games.

    Ethiopia's Dejen Gebremeskel took silver while Thomas Longosiwa of Kenya won bronze.

  • Jamaica 1-2-3 in mens 200m

    jam-123 Usain Bolt becomes the first man to retain both Olympic sprint titles as he led       home a Jamaica clean sweep in the 200m.

  • It's Gold for Nicola


  • Adams set for a Gold or Silver...

    box-adams GB's Nicola Adams guarantees herself at least a bronze with a convincing win in her Olympic fight at the ExCeL arena.

    Adams outclasses Stoyka Petrova of Bulgaria 16-7 in the women's fly (51kg) quarter-finals and will definitely walk away with a bronze having only fought once, after she received a bye in her first round

  • Six for Hoy as GB gold tally leaps to 22

    hoy1GB claim their best Olympics gold medal haul for 104 years, after Sir Chris Hoy's record sixth crown with other victories in the triathlon and dressage.

  • Brothers in arms


    Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee wins the triathlon gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics in Hyde Park.

    Spain's Javier Gomez took silver, with Brownlee's brother Jonny winning bronze after serving a 15-second penalty for mounting his bike too early.

    The gold is Britain's 19th of the London Games, equalling the total number of golds they picked up in Beijing in 2008.

  • Gold for GB Show-Jumpers


    Nick Skelton, 54, and Peter Charles, 52, drew on all their experience in a nerve-jangling jump-off against the Netherlands to help deliver Great Britain's first showjumping gold medal in 60 years at a euphoric Greenwich Park on Monday. But in many ways it was a miracle that they were there at all.

  • Worlds fastest man stikes again

    bolt Jamaican sprinter wins in 9.63 seconds, the second fastest time ever, to defend title he won in Beijing ahead of his compatriot Yohan Blake and the USA's Justin Gatlin...

  • Murray beats Federer for a 2012 gold medal

    murray Revenge is sweet for the newly crowned olympic champion

  • Gold for Ainslie in the finn class

    ainslyFourth gold for Ben Ainslie in Weymouth

  • Six golds on day eight...


    Britain claim six gold medals on day eight of the London Games, including three in a golden hour of athletics, to enjoy their most successful day at an Olympics in 104 years.  Well done to you all and RESPECT...

  • Rowing ladies take second gold of the day...

    pair for gold

    pair for gold

    Team GB has won its second rowing gold of the day.

    Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking took the medal in the women's double sculls at Eton Dorney.

    The boat pulled clear in the last 750m to win in a time of 7 minutes 9.3 seconds, a length and a half ahead of China.

    Speaking just after the race, the emotional pair said they could not believe the win.

  • Gold for coxless four

    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 four-men2Dorney.

    Pete Reed, Andy Triggs Hodge, Tom James and Alex Gregory clocked six minutes 3.97 seconds, with USA taking bronze.

    It was British rowing's third gold medal of the regatta to match their record haul in London 1908.

    And it took the team's medal total to seven to make London 2012 their most successful Olympics in the modern era.

  • Jessica on target for gold tomorrow...


    Jessica Ennis is on target for heptathlon gold after two brilliant personal bests produced her highest score on the first day.

    Ennis got off to a phenomenal start, destroying her personal 100m hurdles best by 0.25secs, in the fastest ever time set by a heptathlete in the event.

    She then clocked 22.83 seconds in Friday's final event, the 200m, to end the day on 4,158 points, 184 clear of Austra Skujyte in second.

  • Medal haul rises again

    hoy and the boys

    Team GB's "superb performances" have given them "great momentum", sports minister Hugh Robertson has said as they leapt up the Olympic medal table.

    They took first and second place in the men's canoe slalom and minutes later won a gold in the shooting. The other silvers came in judo and rowing.

    Cyclist Sir Chris Hoy's sprint team took GB's third gold of the day.

    But Victoria Pendleton and Jess Varnish were disqualified from the women's team sprint for an infringement.

  • Gold for Wiggins in cycling time trial

    wigg1 British record seventh Olympic medal with a sensational gold in the men's time trial.

  • Gold for Helen and Heather


    Rower Helen Glover, who made history by becoming the first British woman even to win an Olympic rowing event with partner Heather Stanning, slept with her gold medal on her pillow last night, she has disclosed.

  • Silver for Zara and GB eventing team


    Great Britain's eventing team won Olympic silver behind Germany after a dramatic tussle with New Zealand. Holding a narrow lead over the Kiwis as the last riders prepared to go, Tina Cook sealed second place by collecting just one penalty.

  • Bronze for GB men following protest


    Great Britain's men won an incredible bronze medal in the gymnastics team final after a dramatic battle that saw them initially finish with silver.

    Louis Smith, Daniel Purvis, Kristian Thomas, Max Whitlock and Sam Oldham overhauled Ukraine and, it seemed, Japan to finish second.

    But a protest from the Japanese team led to a lengthy delay, before it was announced that they had moved up from fourth to second.

    China took gold, with Ukraine fourth.

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