2012 Year in Review: Moments at London Games

2012-12-04 14:58:38

A selection of Reuters' best news images of the year 2012 on London Olympic Games.

Olympic Stadium set for a future in soccer

2012-09-18 15:18:06

London's Olympic Stadium looks set to become home to Premier League club West Ham United, ensuring the venue retains a prominent role in British sport once the memories of a golden Games begin to fade.

Thousands cheer British Olympians in London

2012-09-11 11:44:00

Tens of thousands of Britons took to the streets of London on Monday to cheer Olympic and Paralympic athletes, celebrating a summer of spectacular sport that surprised even the most optimistic by lifting the host nation's mood.

First Olympic parade brings Tokyo to standstill

2012-08-21 10:12:13

Japan's Olympic medallists brought downtown Tokyo to a standstill on Monday in an open-top bus victory parade witnessed by around 500,000 flag and fan-waving supporters.

Chinese Olympic athletes honored in Beijing

2012-08-18 07:50:25

The head of the Chinese Olympic delegation praised the nation's athletes for achieving outstanding results during the London Games during a summary and commendation conference.

Liu Xiang returns to China after surgery

2012-08-14 16:59:19

Liu Xiang is expected to be away from training for at least six months.

Olympic heroes receive warm welcome

2012-08-14 16:10:54

China's Olympic athletes and their coaches have been greeted by large crowds as they returned from London to Beijing.


Cameron appoints Coe as Games legacy ambassador

2012-08-14 15:17:47

London 2012 chairman Seb Coe will serve as Prime Minister David Cameron's Olympic legacy ambassador after the Games finish on Sunday.

Olympic flag arrives in Rio

2012-08-14 15:05:45

The arrival of the Olympic flag in Rio de Janeiro marked the dawn of a new era in Rio de Janeiro's history, according to the city's mayor Eduardo Paes.

Children walk toward Olympic dreams

2012-08-14 14:11:32

A four-member race-walking team has been training every day at the Anfu Square since 2010. They are instructed by Zou Guilin, a 51-year-old coach who is also the first trainer of the famous Chinese race walker Liu Hong.

Youth has its say as new age dawns

2012-08-14 03:11:47

Chinese Olympians have been stars on and off the track at the London Games and have buried the image of reluctant heroes who perform feats of wonder but shy away from publicity.

Age not a problem for Olympic dreams

2012-08-13 15:39:07

In the fierce competition of sport, young age can be a great advantage, but some older athletes can also make legendary records.

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