Second time around David Weir made winning gold look even easier.
Everyone seems to be talking about them; all the papers are full of the stories of these Olympians we've never heard of before. Is this just because it's going on in London? What’s happening?
The focus may have been on a more experienced team-mate but at Greenwich Park a new star of Paralympic dressage was born.
The Brazilian 20-year-old double amputee who sprinted from nowhere to shock the world's most famous Paralympian has said he felt "let down" by claims by Oscar Pistorius that he had won his gold medal unfairly.
Ellie Simmonds sent a packed Aquatics Centre into rapture on Monday, winning her second gold medal of these Games and her fourth Paralympics title overall with a stunning victory in the SM6 200m individual medley.
"Don't focus on the disability," Oscar Pistorius told the world before these Games.
Eight years after he first dreamed of what it would be like to win a Paralympic gold medal, Aled Davies finally found out for himself.
Could Manchester United be about to sign one of the worlds biggest sporting superstars ... Usain Bolt?!?
Rio de Janeiro is on track to deliver a “fit, clean and fun” Olympic Games on time and on budget, according to the deputy chief executive of the city’s organising committee.
Usain Bolt had predicted that world records would fall this summer, but was left scratching his head after recording the slowest 100m final time of his senior career at the Mestsky stadium here on Friday night.
The governing body of world athletics has taken the unprecedented step of suspending Russia from all competitions in the wake of revelations of state-sponsored doping.
Fifteen minutes, three finals, three British swimmers, and not a single medal.
As Michael Phelps stood poised on the edge of Olympic history and his 19th medal, he wanted to leave nothing to chance.
Remember when Manchester United's Ryan Giggs won the award in 2009 pretty much because of the dearth of competition? That won't be happening this year. Paul Moore says the whole of Team GB should win the award.
Quite a ride.
Justin Gatlin's bronze medal in the men's 100 metres at London 2012 had onlookers split.
Mark Rylance has pulled out of the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony following the death of his 28-year-old step-daughter, the film-maker Nataasha van Kampen.
Jessica Ennis-Hill wasn’t going to die wondering. As she lined up for the 800m, the final event of the women’s heptathlon, she knew she needed to overturn a 142-point deficit to surpass Nafissatou Thiam, the brilliant young Belgian – nine years her junior – if she was to retain her Olympic title. That equated to 9.47 seconds: the exact difference between their two personal bests.
Gold medals never come easy, but Mo Farah’s third was harder than most. First Farah fell, and then he found himself in a fierce final sprint with Kenya’s Paul Tanui.