A Paralympian groom trained for eight months with prosthetic legs so he and his new wife could dance at their wedding reception.
The economic benefits of hosting the Olympics have already outweighed the costs it was claimed today.
Thousands of bargain-hunting Olympics fans scrambled for items at a London 2012 sale billed as the "last chance" to own part of the Games.
The London Olympic and Paralympic Games gave the UK economy a £9.9 billion trade and investment boost, according to a new report.
The increase came from businesses securing contract wins, additional sales and new foreign investment in the last year, the Government and London Mayor Boris Johnson said.
Strong progress has been made against all the legacy commitments including an increase in volunteering, 1.4 million more people playing sport at least once a week than when the bid was won in 2005 and the legacy of the permanent venues in the Olympic Park secured within a year of the Games.
Independent research projects that the total benefit to the UK from hosting London 2012 could reach up to £41 billion by 2020, the report added.
Double London 2012 Olympic gold medalist Laura Trott told ITV News reporter Ben Chapman that it's been "a mad 12 months" after she picked up her OBE at Buckingham Palace.
She said: "It's been a mad 12 months. At the start of last year, I could never have imagined I'd be doing all this. Just the feeling I'm getting is absolutely amazing, I'm just bouncing from one thing to another."
Three-time London 2012 Olympic gold medalist, Sophie Christiansen receives her OBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace today.
British cyclist and double Olympic gold medalist Laura Trott has tweeted that she is "excited" to visit Buckingham Palace today to receive an OBE.
Trott is one of several Olympians and Paralympians who will be honoured for their success at the London 2012 Games last summer.
Marathon runner turned sprinter Richard Whitehead will receive honours from at Buckingham Palace today for his services to athletics.
Unable to compete in the London 2012 Olympics as there was no category for leg amputees, Whitehead turned to sprinting to compete in the Paralympics.
The athlete won a gold medal in the 200m with a world record time of 24.38 seconds.
An OBE will be awarded to gold medal-winning Para-Equestrian Sophie Christiansen at Buckingham Palace today.
The 25-year-old from Maidenhead in Berkshire became Britain's first triple gold medallist of the London 2012 Paralympics.
Double Olympic Gold Medallist and professional cyclist Laura Trott will be awarded an OBE today at Buckingham Palace.
Last year at the London Olympics Laura was part of the cycling trio who broke the world record twice in the Team Pursuit in one day.
A few days later, Laura added another gold and world champion title to her collection in the Omnium.
Eleven-times Paralympic gold medallist Sarah Storey has described being made a Dame as a "pinch yourself moment".
After receiving the award from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace today, the 35 year old said. "It's amazing. It's just so hard to put into words, the ceremony and the protocol and the whole elegance of it is just absolutely amazing".
Swimmer Ellie Simmonds was awarded an OBE for services to Paralympic sport. The 18 year old said although she felt nervous before the event, it was "amazing" to be honoured.
Rower Kat Copeland, 22, and taekwondo star Jade Jones, 20, were awarded MBEs at the ceremony.
Jones said, "It was a really proud moment. Prince Charles was really nice and easy to chat with. He was saying that he really enjoyed the Olympics and wished me good luck for the future".
Olympians and Paralympians will be amongst those to receive honours from the Queen at Buckingham Palace today.
Paralympic Gold medalist Ellie Simmonds will be given an OBE today, while British road and track cyclist Sarah Storey will be named a Dame.
The paralympic cyclist has won a total of 11 Gold, eight Silver and three Bronze medals across a career panning six Paralympic Games.
Tae Kwon Do sensation Jade Jones was the youngest member of Team GB to take a gold at least year's Olympics, and will be awarded an MBE, as will Olympic rower Katherine Copeland.
Equestrian Paralympian Joanne Pitt has died at the age of 34, it has been announced.
The dressage rider was being treated for a rare lung condition, according to a statement by the British Equestrian Federation and British Dressage.
Pitt represented Great Britain at the Paralympics in Athens in 2004 and was part of the para-equestrian dressage team that won gold at the 2010 World Equestrian Games.
British equestrian performance director, Will Connell, said she was Jo was a "stalwart of para-equestrian dressage"
"She will be fondly remembered and missed by the whole of the para-equestrian dressage and World Class Programme community."
"I would like to extend our condolences and deepest sympathy to Jo's family, fiance and friends at this sad time".