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Hindustan Times
New Delhi, August 14, 2012
First Published: 00:53 IST(14/8/2012)
Last Updated: 01:06 IST(14/8/2012)

More than 10,500 athletes from 204 nations took part in the London Olympics 2012 for an unprecedented third time.

US and China predictably emerged as the powerhouses by taking the first and second spots in the medals tally while hosts Britain produced their best-ever show to take the third position. India too had their moments of glory at the Olympic Games as it notched up its best ever medal tally of six.

The Summer Games had it all. From moments of individual glory to tales that questioned our faith in sport and the Olympic movement. In the end, however, there was enough magic in the London air to fuel our dreams.

Click here for a recap of the Olympics, day by day.

Farewell to the Games

Michael Phelps isn’t the only one who made his last Olympic appearance at London 2012. Click here to know about all those who ruled their sport, but will be missed in the next edition at Rio de Janiero.

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Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
England 58 59 57 174
Australia 49 42 46 137
Canada 32 16 34 82
Scotland 19 15 19 53
India 15 30 19 64
New Zealand 14 14 17 45
South Africa 13 10 17 40
Nigeria 11 11 14 36
Kenya 10 10 5 25
Jamaica 10 4 8 22
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