They've been described as 'the beating heart of the Olympics'. Without them the games simply would not have happened. In fact, our army of Olympic volunteers did such an incredible job that the Mayor's office is now stepping up plans to get them involved in other major events.
And this afternoon thousands of those volunteers packed into Trafalgar Square as Boris Johnson paid tribute to them with a special carol concert. Toby Sadler was there.
More top news
A number of flood alerts are in place for the tidal stretch of the River Thames after it burst its banks yesterday.
Teaching assistant Kevin Wilson who brutally attacked his heavily pregnant ex-girlfriend killing his unborn son, has been jailed for life.
The soldier who tripped up a suspected drug dealer running from police has been revealed, as he admitted his military training kicked in.