2012 in Pictures: The Olympics

Friday July 27th

A cricket match takes place during the London Olympic Games 2012 Opening Ceremony. Credit: PA
Fireworks mark the opening of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Credit: PA
A giant hospital bed is seen during the London Olympic Games 2012 Opening Ceremony Credit: PA
The Red Arrows fly past during the London Olympic Games 2012 Opening Ceremony. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA

Wednesday August 1st

London Mayor Boris Johnson was left hanging when he got stuck halfway down a zipwire at an event in Victoria Park.

London Mayor Boris Johnson as he is left hanging in mid-air after he got stuck on a zipwire. Credit: Ben Kendall/PA Wire
Bradley Wiggins poses on a golden throne after winning the cycling time trial. Credit: PA

Thursday August 2nd

Thurs 2 Aug: Prince Harry (right) and the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall cheer on Great Britain in the Men's Team Sprint at the velodrome. Credit: PA
Peter Wilson has an emotional embrace with his dad after winning the Double Trap shooting Gold. Credit: PA
Aug 2: Great Britain's Tim Baillie (left) and Etienne Stott (2nd right) celebrate a gold medal in the Men's Canoe Double. Credit: PA
Aug 2: USA's Michael Phelps on his way to winning the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final. Credit: PA
Judo star Gemma Gibbons is overcome with emotion after winning her semi-final. Credit: PA
A combination picture shows close-ups of divers' faces. Credit: Reuters

Friday August 3rd

Victoria Pendleton celebrates after winning Gold in the Women's Keirin. Credit: PA

Perhaps a good omen for what was to follow, the moon rose behind Tower Bridge's Olympic Rings to treat the capital to a breathtaking set of images.

A full moon tinged dusky gold rose through Tower Bridge's Olympic banner. Credit: Reuters

Super Saturday

Saturday August 4th will be remembered as one of the greatest days in the history of British sport thanks to 12 athletes who won a total of six Gold medals in just one unforgettable day.

Mo Farah celebrates winning the Men's 10,000m final.
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Have run out of superlatives. What a night for British sport. @mo_farah that was something else.

Jessica Ennis celebrates winning gold in the Women's Heptathlon after storming home in the 800m. Credit: PA
Greg Rutherford celebrates after winning the Men's Long Jump. Credit: PA
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Does anybody remember a few days ago when some people were moaning about lack of GB medals?! Seems like a long time ago now!

Dani King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell celebrate with their gold medals after winning the Women's Team Pursuit Final. Credit: PA
Sophie Hosking (left) and Katherine Copeland couldn't quite believe they'd won gold in the lightweight women's double sculls. Credit: PA
GB's Men's Four of (left to right) Andrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate winning Gold. Credit: PA

Sunday August 5th

ndy Murray celebrates beating Switzerland's Roger Federer in the Men's tennis final. Credit: PA
Aug 5th: Usain Bolt beats Yohan Blake to Gold in 100m final. Credit: PA

Tuesday August 7th

An exhausted Alistair Brownlee wins the Triathlon at Hyde Park. His brother Jonny finished third. Credit: PA
Sir Chris Hoy struggles to hold back the tears as he is presented with his sixth Olympic Gold medal. Credit: PA

Thursday August 9th

Nicola Adams wins against China's Canacan Ren to win Gold in the Women's flyweight boxing. Credit: PA

Saturday August 11th

Mo Farah provides another inconic moment as he wins the Men's 5000m final. Credit: PA
Jamaica's Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Nesta Carter and Michael Frater set a new World Record in the Men's 4 x 100m. Credit: PA