2012 London Olympic Games
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Workmen take down an Olympic flag in the Mall near Buckingham Palace in London on Monday, following the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. The London summer games ended late Sunday, with the next summer games scheduled to be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016.
British fans wearing leotards in the colors of the flag pose for other spectators to take pictures of them in front of the Orbit Tower in Olympic Park at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. Patriotism and the games have always gone together, but gone are the days when one just waved a flag.…
Canadian players including their goalkeeper Erin Mcleod, bottom left, and Carmelina Moscato, center right, react after the winning goal was scored by United States' Alex Morgan, bottom center right, during Monday's semifinal women's soccer match.
United States soccer players Alex Morgan, center, celebrates with Abby Wambach, left, and Sydney Leroux after Morgan scored the winning goal past Canada's goalkeeper Erin Mcleod during their semifinal match at at Old Trafford Stadium.
Head badminton referee Torsten Berg, right, talks to Indonesia's Greysia Polii, left, after he issued a black card to Polii and her partner Meiliana Jauhari as well as Ha Jung-eun and Kim Min-jung, of South Korea, unseen, during their women's doubles badminton match.
U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte reacts during a press conference Thursday in London.
U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte smiles during a press conference held at the media center of the 2012 Summer Olympics on Thursday in London.
U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps speaks at a press conference Thursday in London. Phelps insists these will be his last games. The 14-time gold medalist will go out with a bang, aiming to claim the unofficial title of greatest Olympian ever from Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina.
People are silhouetted against an image of a leaping athlete at Stratford International train station at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
The United States' Megan Rapinoe, right, and Alex Morgan, center, celebrate after Morgan scored her second goal during their women's Group G match against France on Wednesday at the London 2012 Summer Olympics at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland.
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