Sebastian Coe, revered British Olympic long-distance runner and head of the London Olympic organizing committee, said other athletes' Olympic achievements might be more impressive than those of all-time medal leader Michael Phelps.
From rowing to fencing to equestrian to sailing, the London Games represent a return to many sports' roots. More broadly, the Olympic ideal is founded on ideas that emerged in England nearly two centuries ago.
London 2012 field hockey: Ranked No. 10, the US women's field hockey team is considered an underdog by most. But on Tuesday, they kept their dream of a Olympic medal alive, defeating Argentina and one of the best players in the world.
London 2012 artistic gymnastics men's rings: Google celebrates artistic gymnastics today with a Doodle on men's rings. The US women also have something to celebrate, taking the team gold medal easily in Tuesday's competition.