Michael Phelps' swimming career ended Saturday night in predictable fashion _ a gold medal, the 18th of his Olympic career and 22nd medal overall. Here's a selection of reaction from the Twitter world in the minutes that followed after Phelps and the U.S. won the 4x100-meter medley relay in his final race:
Greg Rutherford rode the atmosphere of a vocal, capacity crowd to win the long jump Saturday and deliver Britain its second Olympic track and field gold medal in a matter of minutes.
Michael Phelps was honored with a special individual ceremony after concluding his record-breaking career Saturday as the most decorated Olympian.
Vanja Udovicic scored three goals and Filip Filipovic chipped in with two more to give Serbia a 11-6 win over the United States in men's Olympic water polo.
Venus Williams has a shot at a record fourth tennis gold medal Sunday in the Olympics, while her sister, Serena, will try for a weekend double when they play in the doubles final.
Michael Phelps ended his career with another gold as the United States won the medley relay at the London Olympics on Saturday.
A look at the career of Michael Phelps, who retired after swimming his final event of the London Olympics on Saturday:
Sandra Perkovic of Croatia won the women's discus throw Saturday at the London Olympics with a national record of 69.11 meters.
If you're lucky enough to be within 100 miles of Olympic Stadium on Sunday and happen to have a wallet stuffed with bills featuring the queen, this would be worth the chance of being caught by the Olympic ticket police for buying outside official channels.
There are times when history only becomes clear with hindsight and others _ rarer, more goose-bumpy _ when you actually feel it being made. Oscar Pistorius revolutionizing our notions of what is possible with every clink, clink of his prosthetic legs on the London Olympic running track was one such moment.
The United States set a world record to win the women's medley relay at the London Olympics on Saturday.
The U.S. women's soccer team digs the long ball. Maybe a little too much.
Sun Yang of China broke his own world record to win the men's 1,500-meter freestyle at the London Olympics on Saturday.
Britain's Culture Secretary was criticized Saturday for meeting with media tycoon Rupert Murdoch at the Olympic Aquatics Center, months after he faced tough questions at the country's media ethics inquiry over his links to the mogul.
The British women's pursuit team of Dani King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell had just set another world record while winning an Olympic gold medal, and nobody could have blamed them for believing things couldn't get any better.
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone would rather run a race that zips past Buckingham Palace than one that goes around London's Olympic Stadium.
Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands has won the women's 50-meter freestyle to complete a sweep of the sprints at the London Olympics.
It began with a smile at the starting line.
In his final feat of athleticism at the Olympics, Bob Bryan caught his brother.
Olympic gold medals can be decided by tiny margins. Just not normally in a two-hour-long triathlon over nearly 34 miles.