Mexico's players celebrated after winning gold in the men's football final match between Brazil and Mexico at Wembley stadium during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Spain's bid to add Olympic gold to their world and European titles ended in failure on Sunday with a shock 1-0 loss to Honduras.
Great Britain suffered a rare defeat on Monday, when rowdy support for the game efforts of a Liverpudlian female boxer were drowned out by a gathering of flag-waving Irish singing The Fields Of...
A British sports fan who had tickets for every day of the London Olympics died after collapsing at the velodrome at the Olympic Park, media reports say.
Phil Lutton As one Olympic champion brutally crumpled to the floor, another rose to iconic status in his home country during a dramatic final session of weightlifting at London's ExCel Centre.
Greg Baum IT IS the blank that can never be filled in, the itch that can't be scratched. In 16 years as an Australian hockey international, Ric Charlesworth estimates he played against New Zealand 30 times and...
One has acquired more Olympic medals than any other athlete in history. The other was knocked out of the Games after 250 seconds. But Michael Phelps and Ashley McKenzie, the 23-year-old British No.
Peter Hanlon As much as these Games have been about Great Britain showing the world it has well and truly moved with the times in terms of athletic achievement, they have been a nod to the past.
Jacqueline Maley A lot of gumph is spoken about athletes as role models, but Sarah is one.
Richard Hinds The Olympics are replete with breathtaking sights and sounds. The blur of Usain Bolt. The wash created by that human propeller Michael Phelps.
Greg Baum Playing the US at the Olympics is distorted sport. You start with a known result and backfill with a game. This was Australia's experience on Wednesday night, again.
Phil Lutton Irish gold medallist Katie Taylor has become the global face of women's boxing, electrified a nation and been told she is good enough to beat the men.
Daniel Sankey Gold on the water, and gold in the water? It's a very real possibility for Australia today — a day in which Usain Bolt will also try to make history in the men's 200m final.
Simon Mann WITH the sun setting on London, Olympic officials are readying to pass the baton to Rio de Janeiro, which will host South America's first ever Games in 2016.
Samantha Lane and Chris Dutton IN a field of dudes, Sam Willoughby was styling. On the day he envisaged winning Australia's first Olympic medal in BMX - and not just any old colour, this 20-year-old reigning world champion was...
Phil Lutton German superheavyweight lifter Matthias Steiner was one of the truly inspirational stories of 2008, when he won gold in Beijing and took the podium with a photo of his wife, who had died in a car...
Samantha Lane In a field of dudes Sam Willoughby was styling. On the day he envisaged winning gold for Australia in BMX, he cruised into the final by winning two of three semi-final runs.
Michael Gleeson Josh Ross struggled to bring himself to watch the men's 100m final. It was the sickness of feeling that he might have been there but for being refused the chance to run.
Greg Baum The director of tonight’s London Olympics closing ceremony is promising "the greatest after party ever", but it has already been upstaged.
Caroline Wilson WINNING a gold medal on the athletics track has proved, for Australian runners, one of the toughest tasks in sport. But over the past 25 years when victory has come, it was women who achieved it.