With a musical medley of epic proportions, Britain puts on a memorable closing ceremony to cap a jolly good fortnight in London
China’s performance in London has been, by any measure but perhaps its own, awesome. But in 2008, China topped the gold-medal chart
So far in the Games, South Korea has racked up 13 gold medals, seven silvers and seven bronzes. North Korea, meanwhile, has won four gold medals (and two bronzes), more Olympic victories than Brazil, Canada, South Africa or Spain.
Despite a stream of tears in the minutes after the match ended, the Japanese team soon acted as if they had won silver, not lost the gold
Tradition stands sacrosanct in Great Britain. But Andy Murray wasn’t letting a small thing like historical convention get to him. On Centre Court at the All England Club, four weeks to the day after Roger Federer downed him on …
Boxing is packed with redemptive tales of poor kids done good. But Mary Kom, India’s greatest medal hope, was poorer than many and has come further than most
The big question is: Did China’s sensational double gold medalist dope?
The men’s gymnastics podium is something of a novelty, with China and Japan claiming gold and silver, while the host country won an unexpected bronze
This event strips sport down to its purest essence. Every sinew, every pulsing of the temple displays itself, as does every murmur of doubt and blaze of confidence