Everyone came to see Usain Bolt, and he did not disappoint. The 25-year-old Jamaican won three gold medals at the London Olympics; two individually (100m and 200m) and one in a team event (pictured above -- the men's 4 x 100m relay).
Cycling supremacy for Team GB —
Chris Hoy became Britain's most successful Olympian with six career golds as Team GB dominated the cycling events, winning nine medals in total.
The poster boy of the pool —
Michael Phelps, the "Baltimore Bullet," secured his place as the most successful Olympian of all time by winning his 18th career gold and his 22nd medal overall.
'The Flying Dutchman' —
Few may have known his name prior to London 2012, but Dutch gymnast Epke Zonderland showed off his gravity-defying skills during the men's horizontal bar section of the artistic gymnastics event.
Rudisha rocks the record books —
David Lekuta Rudisha of Kenya celebrates after winning gold and setting a new world record in the men's 800m final on Day 13 of the Games.
Relay team record-breakers —
Carmelita Jeter, Bianca Knight, Allyson Felix and Tianna Madison of the United States celebrate next to the clock after winning gold and setting a new world record of 40.82 seconds in the women's 4x100m relay final.
Britain's tennis triumph —
Great Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after winning the men's singles gold medal match, defeating Switzerland's Roger Federer in the London Olympics. It came 27 days after Murray lost to Federer in the Wimbledon final.
The swimmer who stunned the world —
Aged just 16, Ye Shiwen of China stunned spectators with her record-breaking speeds, winning two gold medals.
Uganda's long wait ends —
Uganda won its second Olympic gold medal when Stephen Kiprotich won the men's marathon on the final day -- coming 40 years after the first earned by John Akii-Bua in the 400-meter hurdles.
Britain's best boxing bouts ever —
British boxer Anthony Joshua, won gold for his nation in the final of the super-heavyweight division by beating Italy's Roberto Cammarelle. It rounded out the best performance Britain had seen in boxing since 1920.