Looking Back at London 2012

  • Aquatics

    Aquatics

    American Michael Phelps added 6 more medals to his tally to emerge as the most decorated Olympian of all time.
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    Archery

    The archery events for the 2012 Paralympic Games were held at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich.
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    Athletics

    Britain’s Mo Farah became a double Olympic champion on the track winning gold in the 5,000 and 10,000 metres.
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    Badminton

    China dominated proceedings winning five gold medals.
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    Basketball

    The United States took gold in both the men’s and women’s competitions.
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    Boccia

    A Paralympic sport similar to bowls, Brazil was the most successful nation scooping four medals in total.
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    Boxing

    Team GB topped the medal table. Amongst the five medallists, Luke Campbell, Anthony Joshua and Nicola Adams all secured gold.
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    Canoeing

    Changes to the format saw women compete in two individual sprint events for the very first time.
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    Cycling

    It was a home Olympics to remember for the cyclists of Team GB, topping the medal table with twelve, including eight golds.
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    Equestrian

    The equestrian events were held at Greenwich Park. Team GB riders turned in a magnificent performance to top the medal table ahead of Germany.
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    Fencing

    Italian fencers topped the medal table with seven, just ahead of South Korea with six.
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    Football

    A Great Britain men’s football team competed at the Games for the first time since 1972 with Welshman Ryan Giggs selected as captain.
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    Goalball

    A sport designed for the visually impaired, Finland walked away with the spoils in the men’s final, while Japan took gold in the women’s tournament.
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    Gymnastics

    In the men’s pommel horse event, Team GB claimed two out of three medal spots with Louis Smith taking silver and Max Whitlock securing bronze.
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    Handball

    The finals took place in the basketball arena. France triumphed over Sweden in the men’s competition, while Norway beat Montenegro to claim gold in the women’s tournament.
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    Hockey

    Both Team GB teams lost in the semi-finals. The men’s team just out on the podium, but the women triumphed in their bronze medal match.
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    Judo

    It was the women who flew the flag for Team GB on the Judo mat. Karina Bryant picked up a bronze medal, while Gemma Gibbons went one better with a silver.
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    Modern Pentathlon

    The running and shooting events were combined for the first time. Samantha Murray was the best placed British athlete, picking up silver.
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    Rowing

    The host nation won nine rowing medals, inspiring 32,000 people to sign up for ‘learn to row’ courses around the country.
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    Sailing

    Britain’s Ben Ainslie won a gold medal for the fourth consecutive Games.
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    Shooting

    Peter Wilson MBE won Team GB’s lone gold in the double trap event.
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    Table Tennis

    Just like Beijing 2008, China swept the finals winning all four gold medals.
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    Taekwondo

    The undoubted highlight for Team GB was Jade Jones taking gold in the women’s lightweight category.
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    Tennis

    The first Olympic grass court tournament since the reintroduction of tennis as an Olympic sport saw Andy Murray defeat Roger Federer to win gold in the men’s final.
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    Triathlon

    British brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee claimed gold and bronze respectively in the men’s event.
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    Volleyball

    The beach volleyball tournament took place at Horse Guards Parade which plays host to Trooping the Colour.
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    Weightlifting

    A strong showing by Iran saw them claim five weightlifting medals, second only to China.
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    Wheelchair Rugby

    It was a tournament to remember for Australia who beat Canada in the final.
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    Wrestling

    Russian wrestlers dominated proceedings, winning eleven medals in total.

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