Two Ukrainian super heavyweights have joined the swelling ranks of weightlifters dropping out of the London Olympics.
In one unforgettable night for a nation, the Olympic Games and host Britain were the best they can be.
Britain's Ben Ainslie crossed the finish line and pumped both fists, then stood up in his Finn dinghy and did it again.
On his 10th and last shot of Sunday's 50-meter pistol final, Jin Jong-oh of South Korea finally overtook compatriot Choi Young-rae _ and he felt sorry for taking the Olympic gold medal away from him.
Lin Dan became the first man to retain the Olympic badminton singles title after winning a final that lived up to the hype.
Sweden's Fredrik Loof and Max Salminen sailed across the finish line first, not knowing what color medal they'd won in the venerable Star class.
It's hardly been an Olympian moment for the Smith family, who traveled from northeast England to London for a couple of days, living in hope they could stand beside a road and cheer Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins in his quest for gold in a cycling race.
Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you:
Michael Phelps got up to leave his last news conference at the Olympic pool when his relay mates were asked if they thought he would really stay retired.
British police say they've caught up with one of two people suspected of stealing an Australian sprinter's shoes from a training center in southern England.
No wonder Jimmy Watkins is a fast sprinter. He's used to running up slopes with a hose to extinguish fires.
Roger Federer has "been around the block," as he puts it. The Swiss star has played for major titles, for the record books, for a place in tennis history.
British sailing star Ben Ainslie would like add another historic note to Weymouth's waterfront.
It's a collection of superstars with MVP trophies, scoring titles and all sorts of impressive statistics. And it wasn't until the U.S. men's basketball team was finally challenged that it found its leader.
When Jessica Ennis slumped to the track, so happy she was sobbing, the stadium announcer proudly informed an ecstatic crowd that her heptathlon title was Britain's first Olympic track and field gold medal in London since 1908.
Michael Phelps heads into retirement the only way imaginable _ with an 18th Olympic gold medal.
South Korea beat Britain 5-4 in a penalty shootout on Saturday night, advancing to the semifinal of the men's soccer tournament at the London Games and eliminating the host nation.
The British boxing team is on a remarkable roll at its home Olympics, and that's just one reason the Indian team is furious.
There has, of course, been triumph _ sideburned British cyclist Bradley Wiggins and powerhouse Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen stand out. And defeat in many forms, from the near miss of American gymnast Jordyn Wieber's first, anguishing appearance to the Saudi judoka wiped from the Olympic landscape in just 82 seconds.
At the midway point of the London Games, no competitor has been caught doping at their event. At least, not yet.