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.