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?
The U.S. track team came up just short.
The closing ceremony of the London Olympics has begun, kicking off with a segment showcasing a day in the life of the British capital.
The 2012 London Games kicked off 16 days ago with Queen Elizabeth II (actually, a body double) parachuting into a whimsical opening ceremony.
They collected their rewards half a world away, in front of a crowd packed with enough big shots to rival the shine of the gold hanging from their necks.
France's lead was trimmed to one on three occasions, and it responded each time.
A small group of Islamist protesters has arrived at Stratford, near the Olympic Park, ahead of Sunday night's closing ceremony.
Usain Bolt broke a record then spun some records.
Winning the country's first Olympic water polo title was grueling enough. Celebrating the title might be more exhausting.