It was the Magnificent Seven that won gymnastics team gold in Atlanta, but appropriately the Fab Five US women earn top team honors in London
Whether you’re watching the games at home or in person, you still can’t get this close to the action. TIME’s photo editors bring you a much closer look at the 2012 London Olympics.
When Chinese scouts set out to recruit athletes for their national women’s weightlifting team in the late 1990′s, they had specific criteria in mind
Rows of empty seats at events are one of many indications of London’s Olympic fiascoes
As a nation of animal lovers, it would have been fitting for Great Britain to win its first gold medal in equestrian eventing. But it was not to be. The 5-member British team, of which the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Phillips
China rallies to support 16-year-old swimmer Ye Shiwen, whose world-record-breaking swim in the 400-m individual medley has raised questions about doping
Just days after a disappointing finish in the qualifying round, Wieber faces the team finals
In a delightful surprise for British fans, the GB men’s gymnastics team captures bronze, while the US men fail to medal
In Beijing, Iceland enjoyed its greatest sporting moment. Then its economy crashed in spectacular fashion. How one team defined a comeback
As spectators watch the Olympic Games, Britain’s intelligence and military personnel are watching the skies, the water, and the roads.