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.
After Mayor Boris Johnson got stuck on a zip wire, Twitter has been inundated with images of him superimposed onto various London landmarks
Rows of empty seats at events are one of many indications of London’s Olympic fiascoes
There’s just one drawback – a trip across the river is estimated to cost thousands.