Opening Ceremony: Mr. Bean Plays ‘Chariots of Fire’
Rowan Atkinson makes an appearance at the 2012 London Olympics.
Weightlifting: +105kg Super Heavyweights from Beijing
Matthias Steiner of Germany battles Evgeny Chigishev of Russia in one of the epic duels of Olympic Weightlifting.
Water Polo: U.S. Women Win Their First Gold
United States defeats Spain 8-5 in the women’s water polo final. Maggie Steffens scores 5 goals while Betsey Armstrong saves 8 shots. It’s the first ever U.S. women’s water polo gold.
Track & Field: Usain Bolt’s Three Gold Medal Races
Relive Usain Bolt’s spectacular London Olympics. Watch his gold medal performances in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.
Triathlon: Women’s Race Comes Down to the Wire
In the closest race in Olympic triathlon history, Nicola Spirig (SUI) and Lisa Norden (SWE) emerge from a large pack late in the run to finish in a near dead heat.
Soccer: U.S. Women Edge Canada In Extra-Time Semifinal Thriller
Alex Morgan’s goal in the 123rd minute lifts the United States over Canada in extra time, 4-3. Megan Rapinoe adds 2 goals. The U.S. advances to face Japan for the gold medal.
Synchronized Swimming: Spain Wins Team Bronze
Spain scores 96.920 in the team free routine to win the bronze medal. Russia takes gold while China earns silver.
Gymnastics: Gabby Douglas Floor Exercise In All-Around Final
Watch gold medalist Gabby Douglas perform her floor exercise during the women’s all-around final.
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Sailing: Great Britain’s Ben Ainslie Wins Finn Gold
Ben Ainslie (GBR) wins his third men’s finn gold medal in as many Olympics. Jonas Hogh-Christensen (DEN) earns silver and Jonathan Lobert (FRA) takes home bronze.
Badminton: In Titanic Match, Lin Beats Lee to Gold Again
The two greatest single players of the era face off in the gold medal match. Lin Dan of China comes back from one game down to defeat Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei 21-19 in the final game to capture gold.
Rhythmic Gymnastics: Yevgenia Kanayeva’s Gold Medal Ball Routine
Yevgenia Kanayeva of Russia dazzles in her rhythmic gymnastics ball routine. Kanayeva goes on to win the gold medal.
Shooting: Kim Rhode Wins Historic Skeet Gold Medal
Kim Rhode was nearly perfect in the skeet competition as she hit 99 out of 100 targets. Rhode became the first American shooter to medal in five straight Olympics.
Archery: U.S. Takes Silver In Men’s Team
It’s the U.S. versus Italy in men’s team gold medal match.
Fencing: U.S. Wins Bronze In Women’s Team Epee
The United States defeats Russia to claim bronze. It’s the U.S. fencing team’s first medal at the 2012 games, after winning 6 medals in 2008.
Mountain Bike: Kulhavy Wins Men’s Gold
Jaroslav Kulhavy (CZE), the defending world champion, wins gold in the men’s mountain bike race. Nino Schurter (SUI) earns silver and Marco Aurelio Fontana (ITA), who finished without a seat, takes bronze.
Modern Pentathlon: David Svoboda Runs, Shoots To Gold
David Svoboda of the Czech Republic wins the men’s modern pentathlon. Cao Zhongrong of China takes silver and Hungary’s Adam Marosi gets bronze.
Volleyball: Brazil Upsets U.S. Women For Gold
Watch highlights of the gold medal match where BRA wins over USA 3-1.
Closing Ceremony: Spice Girls Reunion
The Spice Girls perform their hit songs “Wannabe” and “Spice Up Your Life” while singing on top of taxi cabs driving around Olympic Stadium.
Taekwondo: Carlo Molfetta Wins Men’s +80kg Gold
Carlo Molfetta (ITA) defeats Anthony Obame (GAB) by decision. Molfetta and Obame tie 9-9 and the match remains even after overtime.
Diving: David Boudia’s Gold Medal Dives In 10m Platform Final
David Boudia (USA) wins the gold in men’s 10m platform, scoring 568.65 points. Boudia is the first U.S. diver to win gold in men’s 10m platform since Greg Louganis in 1988.
BMX Cycling: Maris Strombergs Defends BMX Gold
Maris Strombergs (LAT) wins his 2nd consecutive Olympic gold in the BMX final. Connor Fields (USA) finishes 7th after crashing during the race.
Field Hockey: Women’s Gold Medal Match
Netherlands defeats Argentina 2-0, and wins its second consecutive Olympic women’s field hockey gold.
Wrestling: Jordan Burroughs Wins Gold In Freestyle
Jordan Burroughs wins Olympic gold for the United States in the men’s 74 kg (143 lbs) class, defeating Sadegh Goudarszi from Iran.
Boxing: Teenager Claressa Shields Wins Middleweight Gold
Seventeen-year-old Claressa Shields (USA) becomes the youngest Olympic boxing champion since 1924. Shields defeats Nadezda Torlopova (RUS) 19-12.
Basketball: U.S. Women win by 46 points for 5th Consecutive Gold
The United States defeats France 86-50 to win the god medal. It is the 41st straight victory for the U.S. women at the Olympic Games.
Flatwater Canoe/Kayak: Australia Wins Men’s K-4 1000m
Australia wins gold in the men’s K-4 1000m. Hungary earns silver as the Czech Republic takes home bronze.
Table Tennis: The Five Longest Rallys of the Games
Watch the top five table tennis rallys from the London Games.
Track Cycling: Sir Chris Hoy Wins Sixth Gold Medal of the Games
Sir Chris Hoy (GBR) wins gold in the men’s keirin, his sixth gold medal of the London Olympics. Maximilian Levy (GER) earns silver, Simon van Velthooven (NZL) and Teun Mulder (NED) take bronze.
Swimming: Missy Franklin Sets WR in 200m Backstroke for Third Gold Medal
Missy Franklin (USA) sets a new world record and wins her third gold medal of the London Olympics in the 200m backstroke. Anastasia Zueva (RUS) takes silver and Elizabeth Beisel (USA) takes bronze.
Tennis: Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova in Women’s Gold Medal Match
Serena Williams turns the highly-anticipated match-up with Maria Sharapova (RUS) into a clinic. After Williams dominates 6-0, 6-1, she dances in celebration.
Road Cycling: Kristin Armstrong Defends Time Trial Gold
American Kristin Armstrong defends her 2008 gold medal by winning the event in 37:34.82. Amber Neben (USA) finishes seventh in 38:45.17.
Rowing: U.S. Women Defend Eights Gold
The top-ranked American women defend their 2008 gold medal, winning the eights event again in 2012.
Judo: Harrison Wins United States’ First Ever Gold
American Kayla Harrison defeats Great Britain’s Gemma Gibbons 2-0 in the women’s 78 kg (172 lbs) final. It is Harrison’s first career Olympic medal.
Trampoline: Dong Dong Wins Gold for China
China’s Dong Dong wins men’s trampoline gold with a score of 62.990. Dong, the Beijing bronze medalist, gives China its second straight men’s Olympic trampoline gold.
Beach Volleyball: May, Walsh Win 3rd Straight Olympic Gold Medal
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings (USA) defeat Jen Kessy and April Ross (USA) in two sets. May and Walsh finish 21-0 in Olympic play since 2004.
Equestrian: Great Britain Wins Team Dressage
Watch highlights of the Team Dressage competition as Great Britain wins the gold, Germany takes the silver and Netherlands takes the bronze.
Team Handball: France Defends Olympic Title
Led by Micheal Guigoi’s 5 goals, France beats Sweden 22-21 to win its second consecutive gold medal in men’s handball.
2016 Rio Olympic Games: One year out
The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are just one year away. Watch for a taste of what’s in store next summer.
Best Moments of the London Opening Ceremony
Relive some of the most memorable moments from the spectacular Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.