Human to Hero
Recordbreakers, medals and Phelps: The numbers behind the 2012 Olympics
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updated 6:58 AM EDT, Sun August 5, 2012
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London 2012 Olympics
Eddie Izzard: Olympics bad for bigots
updated 9:53 AM EDT, Mon August 13, 2012
The moment that Team GB's Mo Farah won the 10,000 meters was a wonderful collision of electricity.
Bolt wins social media race
updated 11:34 AM EDT, Mon August 13, 2012
His blistering pace and larger-than-life antics made him the king of the track in London, and bolstered his claims to be a "living legend."
Olympics: Why Africa fell by the wayside
updated 5:44 AM EDT, Tue August 14, 2012
The Olympics are generally won and lost long before the opening ceremony cauldron is touched by fire.
Trust the British to get it right
updated 3:38 AM EDT, Sun August 12, 2012
CNN's Richard Quest believes the London Games will be regarded as having brought the Olympics concept home.
Olympics redefine Britain's view of self
updated 12:33 PM EDT, Sat August 11, 2012
Strategist Alastair Campbell says he never imagined London 2012 would be quite the triumph it turned out to be.
Olympic closing ceremony in photos
updated 4:57 PM EDT, Tue August 14, 2012
Award-winning director Danny Boyle celebrates the best of British music in London 2012's Olympic Closing Ceremony.
Olympics' top-10 sporting moments
updated 9:52 AM EST, Thu January 31, 2013
From Usain Bolt's record-setting achievements to an unexpected Ugandan gold, London 2012 has provided a wide array of highlights.
Looking back at London 2012
updated 11:05 PM EDT, Sun August 12, 2012
CNN's Amanda Davies recaps the London 2012 Olympics from the opening ceremony on July 27 to the finale on day 16.
London Olympics: Queen to closing
updated 1:02 PM EDT, Sun August 12, 2012
It's been just over two weeks since the Queen parachuted into London's Olympic Stadium, her apricot dress flapping in the breeze.
The greatest Olympic distance runner
updated 8:14 AM EDT, Wed August 15, 2012
When the world's top marathon runners bid to win Olympic gold, they would do well to draw inspiration from one of the greatest athletes in the history of track and field.
Games redefine how Britain sees itself
updated 12:33 PM EDT, Sat August 11, 2012
Alastair Campbell always thought London 2012 would be a success, but never imagined it would be quite the triumph it has turned out to be.
Genocide survivor's Olympic mission
updated 6:21 AM EDT, Fri August 10, 2012
Adrien Niyonshuti is unlikely to win an Olympic medal, and he will do well to even finish his event, but his story is surely one of the most inspirational.
Games give London with a golden glow
updated 12:05 PM EDT, Fri August 10, 2012
Olympic fever has cheered up London and made it a more welcoming place, but will optimism be one of the legacies of the Games?
London 2012: The women's Olympics?
updated 2:25 PM EDT, Fri August 10, 2012
London 2012 is the first Olympics to feature women in every national team, with Jacques Rogge hailing a "major boost for gender equality."
Gymnast vaults from rags to riches
updated 8:40 PM EDT, Thu August 9, 2012
An impoverished South Korean gymnast has not only struck Olympic gold, but also reaped a $444,000 donation in a veritable rags to riches tale.
Golden girl Ennis: I'd do it for nothing
updated 8:46 PM EDT, Wed August 8, 2012
Britain's hero Jessica Ennis is set to cash in after winning heptathlon gold, but the poster girl of the 2012 Olympics says fame is not her motivation.
China rallies around fallen hurdler Liu
updated 3:46 AM EDT, Wed August 8, 2012
China is rallying around fallen hurdler Liu Xiang after he failed to make it past the first-round heat for a second consecutive Olympics.
The first Olympic speed queen
updated 3:30 PM EDT, Fri August 3, 2012
The first woman to win Olympic gold almost died in a plane crash, but remarkably returned to run again for the U.S. in 1936.
Moscow 1980: Death of a dream
updated 11:04 AM EDT, Tue August 7, 2012
Don Paige could not bear to watch the race he knew he could win. The 1980 Moscow Olympics were the death of a dream for many athletes.
The Underdogs: Olympics' true heroes
updated 10:21 AM EDT, Sat August 4, 2012
While Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt grab the headlines, little-known athletes from around the world keep alive the original spirit of the Olympics.
Hunger Games: Eat like an Olympian
Athletes spend years eating the right foods ... and then must resist the free fast food in the Olympic village. How do they do it?