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
The decathlon deserve more attention. But does it deserve the “world’s greatest athlete” honorific?
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
“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
One by one they shadow-boxed their way into the darkened Excel Arena, spotlights trained on them as if they were heavyweight champions of the world. Six contenders, fighting their way to three history-making gold medals. All the …
With the London Games almost at an end, fans reflect upon inspirational moments and their favorite athletes
In the high-profile world of Olympic competition, only a small (but growing) number of gay athletes have publicly acknowledged their sexual orientation.
Why the London Games were a barrier breaker for female athletes
From Ryan Locthe’s patriotic grill to Venus Williams’s colorful ponytail, TIME looks at the competitors’ most memorable style choices.