Not every athlete spends four years solidly training for the Olympics. Here’s our pick of the competitors who are keeping the amateur spirit alive in sport by going back to their day jobs.
Does the rise of women athletes in India point towards a society that is learning to value its girls?
Critics have suggested that Rio de Janeiro won’t be ready to host the 2014 World Cup or the 2016 Olympics. Aldo Rebelo, Brazil’s Sports Minister, begs to differ
A stunning medal haul, secured by humble British athletes, puts the exploits of overpaid soccer players in an even worse light
There were many memorable moments at the London Olympics, some heartbreaking and some baffling. But each of TIME’s correspondents at the Games has picked two that stood out the most, for better or for worse
Amazing photos from the track and the pool fill the pages of magazines and the front pages of newspapers every Olympics. But thanks to social media and some camera-happy athletes we’re now privy to some amazing behind-the-scenes …
Did you ever get that feeling, during London 2012, that there was something missing from your Olympics? Or that there was a sport dragging the whole thing down? Here, the TIME writers who covered the London 2012 Olympic Games …
It’s still balmy in London, but Dmitry Chernyshenko, the president and chief executive of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, has ice and snow on his mind. Here he talks to TIME about the preparations for the Sochi Games.
London 2012 has given Boris Johnson’s signature blend of erudition and slapstick a worldwide platform and hitched his star to an event hailed globally as a triumph.
In a spectacle featuring pop stars, fireworks and athletes from around the world, the London Games come to a close, handing off to Rio de Janeiro for 2016.