London mayor Boris Johnson has promised "a Paralympics that will dazzle the world" as organisers confirmed the event was on course to sell out and the symbol of the Games was raised at central London landmarks.
The 2012 Olympics always felt like it was going to be a watershed in men's sprinting.
When Oscar Pistorius kneels in the starting blocks for the Paralympic sprints next week, he may feel a sense of deja-vu.
Home is where the heart is.
So there we have it. The Olympics are all done, and what a resounding success they've been. The main stadium didn't fall to bits, the flame didn't go out, the plug to the TV camera didn't fuse during the 100m, nobody kidnapped the Queen, and what's more the British team won 29 gold medals. Well done, us! What a glorious nation! Twenty nine gold medals, though!
With the success of the Olympic games saw a real integration of rival fans and highlighting of sportsmanship; but what should football learn from London 2012?
The generation of a sporting legacy was a principal condition of London 2012’s bid and following the success of the Games, can this ‘Legacy’ really be realised?
The 2012 Olympic Games have been a huge success for the country, both in terms of winning medals and delivering a fantastic spectacle to the world.
This hilarious Tumblr pays tribute to the Great British Olympic Legend that is Mo Farah.
Back to life.....
Jessica Ennis won Great Britain's fourth gold medal of the day - and 12th of London Olympics - with a stunning victory in the heptathlon.
I suppose there is nothing we can do to stop Paula Radcliffe competing in the Olympic marathon.
Transfer targets for Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs, Manchester City and Manchester United feature.
Are the Olympics limiting themselves from progressing to new heights by placing a restriction on the number of sporting events?
Mo Farah’s coach, Alberto Salazar, has told the Guardian he is increasingly confident the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s investigation into him will find no evidence of any wrongdoing and insisted the two-time Olympic champion would be staying with his Nike Oregon Project training group despite recent rumours to the contrary.
The fastest man on the planet has targeted his retirement and hopes he's still at the top.
In the shadow of the Bird’s Nest stadium, about to be pressed back into one of its rare bursts of meaningful sporting action in the seven years since the 2008 Olympics, a slow burning battle that could decide the future of athletics is about to explode.
Now the stadium has proved its purpose - What next? Will it become home to West Ham United?
Athletics is facing another doping crisis after what is claimed to be the biggest ever leak of blood-test data revealed a third of medals, including 55 golds, in endurance events at Olympics and world championships between 2001 and 2012 were won by athletes who recorded suspicious tests.
This just was not Jo Konta’s day.
Team USA’s Simone Manuel and 16-year-old Canadian Penny Oleksiak have spoiled the party for Australia’s Campbell sisters in a dramatic final of the women’s 100m freestyle.
Simone Manuel made history in the pool on Thursday night, as she became the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold in an individual swimming event.