For all those beach volleyball players who thought Horse Guards Parade transformed itself into the sport's best Olympic venue yet, wait until they hit the sand in Brazil in four years.
Brazil won a record number of medals at the London Games and is aiming for a top-10 finish at the 2016 Games in Rio, when athletes will be competing at home backed by unprecedented funding.
Kobe Bryant and Mike Krzyzewski are finished. LeBron James isn't sure.
Red, white and blue was everywhere in London.
And now, on to Rio!
In an Olympics filled with television success, boxing has been a notable failure.
A group of Olympic athletes from around the world on Sunday urged international leaders to tackle child malnutrition rates in poor countries.
London bid farewell to the 2012 Summer Games during a raucous closing ceremony Sunday, with help from the reunited Spice Girls, a Monty Python anthem and a swarm of other performers who had 80,000 fans at Olympic Stadium cheering and singing.
Five things to know about Sunday, the last and 16th day of the London Olympics:
_ The U.S. men's basketball team fought off another challenge from Spain, pulling away in the final minutes for a 107-100 victory and its second straight Olympic championship against the Spaniards. LeBron James capped one of basketball's most brilliant individual years with a monster dunk and a huge 3-pointer in the final 2:50 that wrapped up a close, back-and-forth game.
The flame for the London Olympics has been extinguished.
IOC President Jacques Rogge has hailed the London Olympics as "happy and glorious games."
The Olympic flag has been handed from London to organizers of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
This was no Dream Team. This was reality.
Toting his third gold medal of the London Games, Usain Bolt gave a little wave to 80,000 or so of his best friends in the Olympic Stadium stands.
Sebastian Coe, the organizer-in-chief who more than anyone made the London Games possible, is absolutely right. The Olympics really are the Greatest Show on Earth.
Thousands of Olympic athletes have begun marching into the closing ceremony to celebrate the end of the London Games in joyous fashion.
The closing ceremony of the Olympics will be a global party, with a distinctively British flavor. Organizers say it will be "a celebration of all that's good about London, British people, our music and our culture."
The family collection is complete, thanks to Laura Asadauskaite's victory in the London Games.
Wondering if Sanya Richards-Ross is coming back to the Olympics?