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…

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Adams set for a Gold or Silver…

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

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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…

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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.

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Worlds fastest man stikes again

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…

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