After the hugely successful Olympics and Paralympics, London now must try to deliver on its promise of using the games to help transform a long-blighted part of the city
He’s sworn off swimming competitively (for now). But that doesn’t mean he won’t be the world’s best ambassador for the sport
Never mind London and forget about Rio: Which city will win the bid for the 2020 Games?
If seeing all those toned bodies at this past summer’s London Games inspires you to go from spectator to contender, TIME has put together a list of equipment used in the Olympics and Paralympics. This way, even if you can’t compete like an elite athlete, you can at least look like one
Long regarded as secondary to the Olympic Games, the Paralympics have reached new levels of esteem at London 2012.
The sport dubbed Murderball, formally known as wheelchair rugby, is winning an ever-growing legion of fans as it breaks all assumptions people may have about disabled athletes
As the euphoria over the Olympics slowly fades, reports from sporting clubs and fitness centers across the country show that Brits’ enthusiasm for sport has continued.
How an archery tournament for disabled World War II veterans in the British town of Stoke Mandeville grew into the second-largest sporting event on earth
If the Olympics Opening Ceremony was edgy, the Paralympics Opening Ceremony traveled to the edge and beyond, encouraging the able-bodied among us to look, really look, at people with disabilities and, in so doing, to acknowledge our own.
Usain Bolt is thinking of taking up the long jump. Why we hope he gives it a serious shot.
From fireworks and flying performers to a welcome from professor Stephen Hawking, the London Paralympic Games started off with a bang exploring the theme of Enlightenment. Here, TIME presents the best moments from the opening ceremonies.