The Olympic flag arrived in Rio de Janeiro, which will host the 2016 Summer Games -- a challenge which authorities in Brazil say the city is prepared to conquer.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle is working on a feature-length version of his London 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony that will come out on DVD.
London said farewell to the Olympic Games on Sunday with a high-octane romp through British pop music, bringing the curtain down on more than two weeks of action at the end of which the United States topped the sporting world with 46 gold medals.
London prepared to bid a triumphant farewell to the Olympics Sunday as the curtain came down on its widely acclaimed staging of the global sporting spectacular.
London's third Olympics comes to an end on Sunday. Here is a look at the three competitions staged by London - the only city to host the Summer Games three times.
Britain basked Sunday in the feelgood factor of its most successful ever Olympics performance in a Games that it organised to widespread acclaim, but the time to capitalise on it could be short.
Legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh burst into tears after grappler Sushil Kumar won the silver medal in 66kg freestyle wrestling competition at the London Olympics on Sunday.
Cuban teenager Robeisy Ramirez, 18, won the men's Olympic flyweight (52kg) boxing gold on Sunday with a 17-14 win over Mongolia's Tugstsogt Nyambayar.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today congratulated wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt for winning bronze medal at the London Olympics, saying he showed "true grit" in his wonderful comeback in the repechage round.
The US powered unchallenged to Olympic gold in the women's 4x400 metres relay on Saturday.
Sports minister Ajay Maken heaped praise on wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt for clinching a bronze medal at the London Olympics, saying the unassuming grappler deserved the feat.
Britain's Mo Farah added the 5000 metres title to his 10000 metres gold medal at the London Olympics on Saturday.
Russia's Elena Lashmanova won Olympic gold in the women's 20km race walk on Saturday, beating the world record of her fellow Russian Vera Sokolova in the process.
Living a childhood dream that was almost derailed due to injuries, wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt said his body had given up but his spirit kept him going as he fought three opponents in less than an hour to clinch a bronze medal in the Olympic Games in London.
Russian Yelena Lashmanova overhauled compatriot Olga Kaniskina in a thrilling final few metres to win the Olympic women's 20-km walk in a world record time of one hour 25 minutes two seconds on Saturday.