Germany won their second successive men's hockey gold on Saturday by beating the Netherlands 2-1 with Jan Philipp Rabente scoring twice in a fast-paced encounter.
France's Julie Bresset stormed to victory in the women's mountain bike cross country race to claim her maiden Olympic title on Saturday.
US Olympic Committee Chairman Larry Probst didn't go in for any false modesty Saturday as he contemplated America's place atop the medals table on the penultimate day of the London Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee on Saturday steered clear of disputes that have erupted between the boxing federation and major broadcasters NBC and BBC, saying it was up to the two sides in each case to settle their differences.
With the men's Olympic boxing medals to be decided this weekend, the sports' governing body announced Saturday it is sueing the BBC over repeated allegations of cash for medals.
The Netherlands retained its women's Olympic field hockey title by controlling the second half and beating world champion Argentina 2-0 at Riverbank Arena.
Oscar Pistorius set precedents all the way along his journey to and through the London Games. In the end, it was all about this: Running in an Olympic final.
South Korea erupted with joy early Saturday after its men beat Asian rivals Japan 2-0 in the play-off for bronze to claim the country's first ever Olympic football medal.
Valentino Gallo scored three times to lift Italy to a 9-7 upset over gold medal-favorite Serbia, and Sandro Sukno netted two goals to power Croatia past Montenegro 7-5 and into the men's water polo final at the London Olympics.
Usain Bolt's dream of replicating his Beijing golden treble was kept alive today as his team-mates coasted through to the final of the 4x100m relay with ease.
Colombia's Mariana Pajon pedalled and jumped to gold in the women's Olympic BMX final Friday.
American swimmer Michael Phelps leaves London as the most decorated Olympian with 22 medals and he can also lay claim to another title - winning most fans on social media during the 2012 Games.
Following are some of the fun and memorable quotes from the London Olympics:
On Friday, Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page of Australia held off their British rivals to win the men's 470 class, the country's third on the English Channel at Weymouth, ensuring that the Australians will finish with more sailing golds than Britain.
Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli won his second medal of the London Olympics with victory in the gruelling men's 10-kilometre marathon swim today.