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.
With a musical medley of epic proportions, Britain puts on a memorable closing ceremony to cap a jolly good fortnight in London
For America, a gritty basketball win over Spain tops off a spectacular Olympics, across all sports
The WNBA has struggled to find a place in the crowded landscape of predominantly male sports that rule the best broadcast slots. Could a gold medal be the boost it needs?
The elite athletes at the London Games give women a positive body-image message, experts say. But the Olympics are certainly not free from superficiality
For Olympic athletes, success is all about having the right moves. Blink and you’ll miss these high-speed moments from the London games
A little NBA business disrupted the Olympic party. Only Kobe Bryant – now in position to win another title – seemed psyched
From American Manteo Mitchell running with a broken leg to Germany’s Matthias Steiner being felled by a falling weight, TIME looks at the Olympic competitors’ most memorable injuries and mishaps.
There’s one boast the county of Yorkshire can confidently make: it’s a veritable Olympic champion factory
“Fans deserve a great final,” Abby Wambach said before the U.S. women’s soccer team’s gold-medal match against Japan. And they got one, with the U.S. avenging last year’s World Cup loss to the same Japan team