Nicola Adams has revealed how she fought through the pain barrier to make history as Olympic women's boxing gold medallist.
See the pictures from Jessica Ennis' homecoming celebration in Sheffield.
Gold medal-winning heptathlete Jess Ennis had a treat in store today as she returned to the city an Olympic hero.
A pink javelin signed by Jessica Ennis, a large London2012 Royal Mail stamp autographed by Mo Farah and a Mary Poppins costume from the Olympic opening ceremony are going under the hammer today at an auction in Coventry.
London 2012 chairman Lord Coe described it as a chance for people "to own a unique piece of the Games".
Lord Coe received a special award at Buckingham Palace today for his role as chairman of London 2012.
The two-time Olympic champion was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour by the Princess Royal during an investiture ceremony.
He said: "It's a lovely honour and I'm deeply flattered.
It is really a recognition for the extraordinary work of so many people: our teams at Locog, the most talented, focused people I've ever worked with - and the people of Britain whose generosity of spirit helped get us across the line."
The Order consists of the sovereign and 65 ordinary members and recognises service of national importance.
Previous recipients include scientist Professor Stephen Hawking, naturalist Sir David Attenborough and painter David Hockney.
Olympic gold medallists Jessica Ennis, Nicola Adams and Greg Rutherford have arrived at Buckingham Palace to receive their honours.
What an evening it has been for the people of Sheffield. They turned out in their thousands to welcome Golden Girl Jessica Ennis back to her home city. And, once again, the poster girl of the Olympics did not disappoint. Tina Gelder reports.
Olympic boxing champion Luke Campbell has already had a post box and phone kiosk painted gold in his home town of Hull. Now he's getting a golden bus as well.
Stagecoach are re-spraying one of their vehicles in honour of his Olympic bantamweight victory. He'll also get a golden bus ticket - giving him free travel around the city for life.