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A middle distance event in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games

A middle distance event in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games

The olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games

The olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games

Britain's Alex Danson diverts the ball into the net to equalise in the women's hockey match against Netherlands at Rio 2016

Britain's Alex Danson diverts the ball into the net to equalise in the women's hockey match against Netherlands at Rio 2016

Dilshod Nazarov winds up ready to release the hammer at Rio 2016

Dilshod Nazarov winds up ready to release the hammer at Rio 2016

The riders traverse the course during the women's BMX race at Rio 2016

The riders traverse the course during the women's BMX race at Rio 2016

Phannapa Harnsujin kicks Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin in the women's under-57kg taekwondo tournament at Rio 2016

Phannapa Harnsujin kicks Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin in the women's under-57kg taekwondo tournament at Rio 2016

Danielle Page of Serbia shoots against Anna Cruz and Astou Ndour of Spain during the second half in the women's basketball tournament at Rio 2016

Danielle Page of Serbia shoots against Anna Cruz and Astou Ndour of Spain during the second half in the women's basketball tournament at Rio 2016

Thomas Daley in the men's 10m platform diving semi-final at Rio 2016

Thomas Daley in the men's 10m platform diving semi-final at Rio 2016

Xiuzhi Lu competes in the women's 20km walk final at Rio 2016

Xiuzhi Lu competes in the women's 20km walk final at Rio 2016

Eliza McCartney competes in the qualification of the women's pole vault at Rio 2016

Eliza McCartney competes in the qualification of the women's pole vault at Rio 2016

Refreshments are offered to competitors during the women's 10km marathon swimming at Rio 2016

Refreshments are offered to competitors during the women's 10km marathon swimming at Rio 2016

Oliver Dingley competes in the preliminary round of the men's 3m springboard at Rio 2016

Oliver Dingley competes in the preliminary round of the men's 3m springboard at Rio 2016

Peter Sagan during the mountain bike cross country race at Rio 2016

Peter Sagan during the mountain bike cross country race at Rio 2016

Miles Gerek Meinhardt of USA competes with Russia's Artur Akhmatkhuzin in the men's foil team event at Rio 2016

Miles Gerek Meinhardt of USA competes with Russia's Artur Akhmatkhuzin in the men's foil team event at Rio 2016

Nicole Ahsinger competes in qualification for the women's trampoline at Rio 2016

Nicole Ahsinger competes in qualification for the women's trampoline at Rio 2016

Katie Ledecky dominates the women's 800m freestyle final and sets a new world record at Rio 2016

Katie Ledecky dominates the women's 800m freestyle final and sets a new world record at Rio 2016

Chao Xu competes in the men's sprint qualifying at the velodrome of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Chao Xu competes in the men's sprint qualifying at the velodrome of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Juan Monaco hits a return during his match against Andy Murray at Rio 2016

Juan Monaco hits a return during his match against Andy Murray at Rio 2016

Michael Phelps dives in at the start of his 200m butterfly semi-final at Rio 2016

Michael Phelps dives in at the start of his 200m butterfly semi-final at Rio 2016

A general view of the women's individual sabre qualifying round at Rio 2016

A general view of the women's individual sabre qualifying round at Rio 2016

Alexandra Priscila Martinez in action during the women's handball match between Brazil and Spain at Rio 2016

Alexandra Priscila Martinez in action during the women's handball match between Brazil and Spain at Rio 2016

Kristin Gierisch competes in the women's Triple Jump at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Kristin Gierisch competes in the women's Triple Jump at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Fijian Leone Nakarawa hands off Dan Norton of Great Britain in the rugby sevens final at Rio 2016

Fijian Leone Nakarawa hands off Dan Norton of Great Britain in the rugby sevens final at Rio 2016

Piotr Juszczak and Marcin Pochwala compete in the men's C2 semi-final canoe slalom for Poland at Rio 2016

Piotr Juszczak and Marcin Pochwala compete in the men's C2 semi-final canoe slalom for Poland at Rio 2016

Anna Jenny Fransson wrestles Aline Focken during the women's wrestling freestyle competition at Rio 2016

Anna Jenny Fransson wrestles Aline Focken during the women's wrestling freestyle competition at Rio 2016

Matteo Aicardi of Italy in action during the men's water polo game against France a Rio 2016

Matteo Aicardi of Italy in action during the men's water polo game against France a Rio 2016

Davit Chakvetadze and Zhan Beleniuk during the greco-roman wrestling tournament at Rio 2016

Davit Chakvetadze and Zhan Beleniuk during the greco-roman wrestling tournament at Rio 2016

Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow of Great Britain competing in the men's 10m synchro diving competition at Rio 2016

Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow of Great Britain competing in the men's 10m synchro diving competition at Rio 2016

Ken Terauchi at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Ken Terauchi at Rio de Janeiro 2016

A rhythmic gymnast of Germany at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

A rhythmic gymnast of Germany at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Marcel Nguyen competes on the horizontal bar during the men's team final at Rio 2016

Marcel Nguyen competes on the horizontal bar during the men's team final at Rio 2016

Aaron Younger of Australia in action during against Serbia at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Aaron Younger of Australia in action during against Serbia at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rowers warm up at the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas at Rio 2016

Rowers warm up at the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas at Rio 2016

Nikki Hamblin and Abbey D'Agostino during the 5000m at Rio 2016

Nikki Hamblin and Abbey D'Agostino during the 5000m at Rio 2016

Lisa Ryzih at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Lisa Ryzih at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Illya Kvasha at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Illya Kvasha at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

A multi exposure photo of gymnast Giulia Steingruber competing on the balance beam at Rio 2016

A multi exposure photo of gymnast Giulia Steingruber competing on the balance beam at Rio 2016

Priscilla Stevaux Carnaval during the BMX race at Rio 2016

Priscilla Stevaux Carnaval during the BMX race at Rio 2016

Photographers take photos as athletes go over a hurdle and into the water during the women's 300m steeplechase race at Rio 2016

Photographers take photos as athletes go over a hurdle and into the water during the women's 300m steeplechase race at Rio 2016

Pawel Wiesiolek at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Pawel Wiesiolek at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Gergo Zalanki of Hungary attempts to pass the ball past Milos Cuk of Serbia during a men's water polo match at Rio 2016

Gergo Zalanki of Hungary attempts to pass the ball past Milos Cuk of Serbia during a men's water polo match at Rio 2016

Fan Wang of China dives for the ball during the women's beach volleyball match against Switzerland at Rio 2016

Fan Wang of China dives for the ball during the women's beach volleyball match against Switzerland at Rio 2016

Argentina's players dive for a shot against Russia during the women's volleyball tournament of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Argentina's players dive for a shot against Russia during the women's volleyball tournament of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

US Gerek Meinhardt competes against Egypt's Alaaeldin Abouelkassem during the mens team foil bout at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

US Gerek Meinhardt competes against Egypt's Alaaeldin Abouelkassem during the mens team foil bout at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Kristi Castlin before the women's 100m hurdles at Rio 2016

Kristi Castlin before the women's 100m hurdles at Rio 2016

Spain's Maria Lopez during the match against Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Spain's Maria Lopez during the match against Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Netherlands' Anouk Vetter, Katarina Johnson-Thomson and Ukraine's Hanna Kasyanova compete in the women's Heptathlon 100m Hurdles at Rio 2016

Netherlands' Anouk Vetter, Katarina Johnson-Thomson and Ukraine's Hanna Kasyanova compete in the women's Heptathlon 100m Hurdles at Rio 2016

Kesley Wakefield of Australia during the water polo tournament at Rio 2016

Kesley Wakefield of Australia during the water polo tournament at Rio 2016

The 470 class olympic sailing at Rio 2016

The 470 class olympic sailing at Rio 2016

Frank Staebler and Davor Stefanek during the greco-roman wrestling at Rio 2016

Frank Staebler and Davor Stefanek during the greco-roman wrestling at Rio 2016

Piotr Malachowski competes in the men's discus throw at Rio 2016

Piotr Malachowski competes in the men's discus throw at Rio 2016

Na Wang of China passes the ball against Korea at Rio 2016

Na Wang of China passes the ball against South Korea at Rio 2016

Caterine Ibarguen competes in the women's triple jump at Rio 2016

Caterine Ibarguen competes in the women's triple jump at Rio 2016

Shaunae Miller's desperate dive at the finish was enough to secure the gold medal ahead of US Allyson Felix at Rio 2016

Shaunae Miller's desperate dive at the finish was enough to secure the gold medal ahead of US Allyson Felix at Rio 2016

Usain Bolt during the men's 100m final at Rio 2016

Usain Bolt during the men's 100m final at Rio 2016

Pawel Spisak competes on Banderas in the cross country event at Rio 2016

Pawel Spisak competes on Banderas in the cross country event at Rio 2016

The scratch race during the omnium at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The scratch race during the omnium at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Chad le Clos and Michel Phelps at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Chad le Clos and Michel Phelps at Rio de Janeiro 2016

The players of Argentina celebrate at Rio 2016

The players of Argentina celebrate at Rio 2016

Nicole Ahsinger performs during the women's trampoline qualification at Rio 2016

Nicole Ahsinger performs during the women's trampoline qualification at Rio 2016

Elisa Di Francisca with the flag of the European Union on the podium of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Elisa Di Francisca with the flag of the European Union on the podium of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The artistic routine of Eythora Thorsdottir at Rio 2016

The artistic routine of Eythora Thorsdottir at Rio 2016

Flavia Tartaglini during the RS:X competition of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Flavia Tartaglini during the RS:X competition of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The players of Cuba performing a block at the Rio 2016

The players of Cuba performing a block against Iran at the Rio 2016

Simona Frapporti, Tatiana Guderzo, Francesca Pattaro and Silvia Valsecchi of the italian team at Rio 2016

Simona Frapporti, Tatiana Guderzo, Francesca Pattaro and Silvia Valsecchi of the italian team at Rio 2016

The Rafael Nadal serve at Rio 2016

The Rafael Nadal serve at Rio 2016

Simone Biles at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Simone Biles at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Evelis Aguilar and Ivona Dadic compete in the Women's Heptathlon 100 meter hurdles of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Evelis Aguilar and Ivona Dadic compete in the women's heptathlon 100 meter hurdles of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Ayman Fayez and Francisco Limardo during the olympic fencing tournament at Rio 2016

Ayman Fayez and Francisco Limardo during the olympic fencing tournament at Rio 2016

Karin Schnaase stretches at Rio 2016

Karin Schnaase stretches at Rio 2016

Asuka Teramoto at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Asuka Teramoto at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Robin Ramaekers releases his arrow at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Robin Ramaekers releases his arrow at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Luc Abalo of France and Kamal Aldin Mallash of Qatar at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Luc Abalo of France and Kamal Aldin Mallash of Qatar at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Marcos Delia of Argentina and Jonas Valanciunas of Lithuania at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Marcos Delia of Argentina and Jonas Valanciunas of Lithuania at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Elmar Gasimov at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Elmar Gasimov at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Anouk Verge-Depre of Switzerland during the beach volley match against Australia at Rio 2016

Anouk Verge-Depre of Switzerland during the beach volley match against Australia at Rio 2016

Jefferson Santos Pereira and Cherif Younousse Samba of Qatar diving for a ball against Austria at Rio 2016

Jefferson Santos Pereira and Cherif Younousse Samba of Qatar diving for a ball against Austria at Rio 2016

China field hockey team with protective masks at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

China field hockey team with protective masks at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Takuya Haneda in canoe slalom at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Takuya Haneda in canoe slalom at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Colombia team celebrate at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Colombia team celebrate at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Kelly Russell of Canada and Katy McLean of Great Britain during a rugby sevens match at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Kelly Russell of Canada and Katy McLean of Great Britain during a rugby sevens match at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Charlotte Lembach in action against Irene Vecchi during the women's saber at Rio de Janerio 2016

Charlotte Lembach in action against Irene Vecchi during the women's saber at Rio de Janerio 2016

Oscar Albeiro Figueroa Mosquera wins gold in the men's 62kg category at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Oscar Albeiro Figueroa Mosquera wins gold in the men's 62kg category at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Legendary swimmer Michael Phelps performing the butterfly stroke at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Legendary swimmer Michael Phelps performing the butterfly stroke at Rio de Janeiro 2016

The men's cycling road race at Rio de Janeiro 2016

The men's cycling road race at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Sukanya Srisurat wins 58kg weightlifting gold at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Sukanya Srisurat wins 58kg weightlifting gold at Rio de Janeiro 2016

The Beach Volleyball Arena on the iconic Copacabana beach at Rio de Janeiro 2016

The Beach Volleyball Arena on the iconic Copacabana beach at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Kohei Uchimura at Rio de Janeiro 2016

Kohei Uchimura at Rio de Janeiro 2016

The opening ceremony of Rio de Janeiro 2016 from the favela

The opening ceremony of Rio de Janeiro 2016 from the favela

The olympic cauldron at Rio de Janeiro 2016

The olympic cauldron at Rio de Janeiro 2016

The Rio de Janeiro olympic flame has begun its journey to the Games after being lit at the traditional ceremony at the ancient site of Prytaneion in Olympia

The Rio de Janeiro olympic flame has begun its journey to the Games after being lit at the traditional ceremony at the ancient site of Prytaneion in Olympia

Robert Forstemann at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Robert Forstemann at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Charlotte Cooper was the first woman to earn the title of olympic champion at the 1900 Paris Games

Charlotte Cooper was the first woman to earn the title of olympic champion at the 1900 Paris Games

Abebe Bikila won marathon gold and setting world and olympic records in bare feet at Rome 1960

Abebe Bikila won marathon gold and setting world and olympic records in bare feet at Rome 1960

Pietro Mennea olympic champion 200 meters in Moscow 1980

Pietro Mennea olympic champion 200 meters in Moscow 1980

Germany's Ariane Friedrich, after a successful attempt during the women's high jump qualification at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Germany's Ariane Friedrich, after a successful attempt during the women's high jump qualification at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Ashton Eaton of the United States readies for a shot put throw in the Men's Decathlon in the Olympic Stadium

Ashton Eaton of the United States readies for a shot put throw in the Men's Decathlon in the Olympic Stadium

Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar, the first female track and field Olympian to represent Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar, the first female track and field Olympian to represent Saudi Arabia

Germany's Robert Harting celebrates after winning the men's discus throw final at the Olympic Stadium

Germany's Robert Harting celebrates after winning the men's discus throw final at the Olympic Stadium

China's Deng Linlin leaps during the women's gymnastics balance beam final

China's Deng Linlin leaps during the women's gymnastics balance beam final

Jamaica's Usain Bolt takes pictures with a photographer's camera after winning the men's 200m final at the Olympic Stadium

Jamaica's Usain Bolt takes pictures with a photographer's camera after winning the men's 200m final at the Olympic Stadium

Swimmers compete during the women's 10km marathon swimming at Hyde Park at London 2012

Swimmers compete during the women's 10km marathon swimming at Hyde Park at London 2012

Spain sail upwind in the Elliott 6m race

Spain sail upwind in the Elliott 6m race

Chrystallleni Trikomiti leaps for Cyprus during rhythmic gymnastics

Chrystallleni Trikomiti leaps for Cyprus during rhythmic gymnastics

Tom Daley completed a series of complex dives at the Aquatics Centre

Tom Daley completed a series of complex dives at the Aquatics Centre

Kurt Kuschela and Peter Kretschmer of Germany compete during the men's Canoe Double C2 1000m Sprint

Kurt Kuschela and Peter Kretschmer of Germany compete during the men's Canoe Double C2 1000m Sprint

Greg Rutherford of Great Britain competes in the men's long jump during the London 2012 Olympic Games

Greg Rutherford of Great Britain competes in the men's long jump during the London 2012 Olympic Games

Australia compete in the women's teams synchronised swimming free routine

Australia compete in the women's teams synchronised swimming free routine

Marlene Harnois of France competes against Hedaya Wahba of Egypt

Marlene Harnois of France competes against Hedaya Wahba of Egypt

Spain's Carolina Rodriguez flies through the air at London 2012

Spain's Carolina Rodriguez flies through the air at London 2012

BMX track during the London 2012 Olympic Games

BMX track during the London 2012 Olympic Games

The men's 100m final featured the fastest field of sprinters ever assembled during the London 2012 Olympic Games

The men's 100m final featured the fastest field of sprinters ever assembled during the London 2012 Olympic Games

Athletes compete in the women's 1500m semi-finals at London 2012

Athletes compete in the women's 1500m semi-finals at London 2012

Brooke Crain of the United States competes during the women's BMX cycling

Brooke Crain of the United States competes during the women's BMX cycling

Maroi Mezien of Tunisia competes against Isabelle Sambou of Senegal

Maroi Mezien of Tunisia competes against Isabelle Sambou of Senegal

General view of play during the women's hockey semi-final match between New Zealand and the Netherlands

General view of play during the women's hockey semi-final match between New Zealand and the Netherlands

Joel Gonzalez Bonilla of Spain competes against Daehoon Lee of the Republic of Korea during the men's -58kg taekwondo match

Joel Gonzalez Bonilla of Spain competes against Daehoon Lee of the Republic of Korea during the men's -58kg taekwondo match

Serbia's Asmir Kolasinac puts chalks on his shot put during the men's shot put in the Olympic Stadium

Serbia's Asmir Kolasinac puts chalks on his shot put during the men's shot put in the Olympic Stadium

Britain's Jessica Ennis as she competes during her women's heptathlon high jump

Britain's Jessica Ennis as she competes during her women's heptathlon high jump

China's Liu Xiang sits up after falling while competing in the men's 110m hurdles heats

China's Liu Xiang sits up after falling while competing in the men's 110m hurdles heats

Natallia Dobrynska of Ukraine, leads the field as she competes in her women's heptathlon 100m hurdles heat

Natallia Dobrynska of Ukraine, leads the field as she competes in her women's heptathlon 100m hurdles heat

Oman's Shinoona Salah al-Habsi and Yemen's Fatima Sulaiman Dahman walk off the track in the Olympic Stadium

Oman's Shinoona Salah al-Habsi and Yemen's Fatima Sulaiman Dahman walk off the track in the Olympic Stadium

Josefa Idem of Italy competes during the women's kayak single K1 500m sprint

Josefa Idem of Italy competes during the women's kayak single K1 500m sprint

Ai Otomo spikes the ball as Nataliya Goncharova of Russia defends during women's volleyball

Ai Otomo spikes the ball as Nataliya Goncharova of Russia defends during women's volleyball

Birhan Getahun of Ethiopia lies on the track after sustaining an injury during the men's 3000m steeplechase

Birhan Getahun of Ethiopia lies on the track after sustaining an injury during the men's 3000m steeplechase

Athletes compete in the men's 3000m steeplechase at the Olympic Stadium

Athletes compete in the men's 3000m steeplechase at the Olympic Stadium

France's Jerome Bortoluzzi competes during the men's hammer throw qualifications

France's Jerome Bortoluzzi competes during the men's hammer throw qualifications

Prince Abdullah al Saud of Saudi Arabia rides during the Olympic team show jumping

Prince Abdullah al Saud of Saudi Arabia rides during the Olympic team show jumping

South Korea's Sa Jae-hyouk grabs his arm after getting injured during the weightlifting competition

South Korea's Sa Jae-hyouk grabs his arm after getting injured during the weightlifting competition

Yeseo Dang and Hajung Seok of Republic of Korea compete during the women's team table tennis

Yeseo Dang and Hajung Seok of Republic of Korea compete during the women's team table tennis

Alistair Brownlee and Jonathan Brownlee of Great Britain compete in triathlon

Alistair Brownlee and Jonathan Brownlee of Great Britain compete in triathlon

Kathryn Mitchell of Australia competes in the women's javelin

Kathryn Mitchell of Australia competes in the women's javelin

Daniele Lupo of Italy reaches to hit a return against Netherlands

Daniele Lupo of Italy reaches to hit a return against Netherlands

Luc Abalo of France jumps to shoot against Sweden

Luc Abalo of France jumps to shoot against Sweden

Zaur Kuramagomedov of Russia competes with Hasan Aliyev of Azerbaijan during their men's greco-roman 60kg wrestling

Zaur Kuramagomedov of Russia competes with Hasan Aliyev of Azerbaijan during their men's greco-roman 60kg wrestling

Russia attacks Montenegro on a fast break during the women's handball

Russia attacks Montenegro on a fast break during the women's handball

Tomic, Kimura and Okou compete in the women's 100m hurdles heat

Tomic, Kimura and Okou compete in the women's 100m hurdles heat

Belgian duo get off to a strong start in the men's kayak double K2 1000m canoe sprint semi-final

Belgian duo get off to a strong start in the men's kayak double K2 1000m canoe sprint semi-final

Niccolo Campriani competes during the men's 50m rifle 3 positions shooting final

Niccolo Campriani competes during the men's 50m rifle 3 positions shooting final

Bolt flies across the line in first place to claim the gold medal

Bolt flies across the line in first place to claim the gold medal

Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti of Brazil competes in the rings final

Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti of Brazil competes in the rings final

Oscar Pistorius made history just by taking his place at the starting line of the 400m semifinal at London 2012

Oscar Pistorius made history just by taking his place at the starting line of the 400m semifinal at London 2012

Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina of Russia compete in the women's duets synchronised swimming free routine

Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina of Russia compete in the women's duets synchronised swimming free routine

Jessica Ennis of Great Britain competes in the women's heptathlon high jump

Jessica Ennis of Great Britain competes in the women's heptathlon high jump

Tania Cagnotto of Italy competes in the women's 3m springboard diving

Tania Cagnotto of Italy competes in the women's 3m springboard diving

Katarina Johnson-Thompson of Great Britain looks on during the Women's Heptathlon High Jump

Katarina Johnson-Thompson of Great Britain looks on during the Women's Heptathlon High Jump

Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina

Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina

A detailed view of Hyleas Fountain of the United States's tattoo and painted nails

A detailed view of Hyleas Fountain of the United States's tattoo and painted nails

Steven Gluckstein of the United States competes on the men's trampoline

Steven Gluckstein of the United States competes on the men's trampoline

Gold medalists Ilaria Salvatori, Arianna Errigo, Valentina Vezzali and Elisa Di Francisca of Italy celebrate

Gold medalists Ilaria Salvatori, Arianna Errigo, Valentina Vezzali and Elisa Di Francisca of Italy celebrate

Giulia Rambaldi of Italy takes to shot at goal

Giulia Rambaldi of Italy takes to shot at goal

Italy's Erica Barbieri tries to pin South Korea's Hwang Ye-Seul during their women's 70kg judo match

Italy's Erica Barbieri tries to pin South Korea's Hwang Ye-Seul during their women's 70kg judo match

Aida Shanaeva of Russia and Elisa Di Francisca of Italy compete during the women's Foil Team Fencing gold medal match

Aida Shanaeva of Russia and Elisa Di Francisca of Italy compete during the women's Foil Team Fencing gold medal match

Huang Qiushuang of China competes on the balance beam

Huang Qiushuang of China competes on the balance beam

Japan's players bow after defeating the Dominican Republic at London 2012

Japan's players bow after defeating the Dominican Republic at London 2012

Marcel Nguyen of Germany competes on the floor of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Marcel Nguyen of Germany competes on the floor in the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around final of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Singapore's Feng Tianwei walks off the court during a break in her table tennis women's bronze medal singles match

Singapore's Feng Tianwei walks off the court during a break in her table tennis women's bronze medal singles match

Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke, Edward Clancy, and Peter Kennaugh of Great Britain post a new world record time at London 2012

Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke, Edward Clancy, and Peter Kennaugh of Great Britain post a new world record time at London 2012

Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson of Great Britain compete in the men's Star Sailing

Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson of Great Britain compete in the men's Star Sailing

Anton Dahlberg and Sebastian Ostling of Sweden compete in the men's 470 Sailing

Anton Dahlberg and Sebastian Ostling of Sweden compete in the men's 470 Sailing

Maxim Mikhaylov of Russia serving the the ball to Tunisia

Maxim Mikhaylov of Russia serving the the ball to Tunisia

Greta Cicolari of Italy dives for a shot during the London 2012 Olympic Games

Greta Cicolari of Italy dives for a shot during the London 2012 Olympic Games

Men's Beach Volleyball preliminary match between the Great Britain and Norway

Men's Beach Volleyball preliminary match between the Great Britain and Norway

Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain crosses the line to win the men's Individual Time Trial Road Cycling

Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain crosses the line to win the men's Individual Time Trial Road Cycling

Paolo Ottavi of Italy competes on the vault at London 2012

Paolo Ottavi of Italy competes on the vault at London 2012

Serbia v Croatia Olympic handball at the Copper Box

Serbia v Croatia Olympic handball at the Copper Box

Jean Baptiste Bernaz of France competes in the men's Laser Sailing

Jean Baptiste Bernaz of France competes in the men's Laser Sailing

Kaeo Pongprayoon of Thailand in action with Mohamed Flissi of Algeria

Kaeo Pongprayoon of Thailand in action with Mohamed Flissi of Algeria

Kelly Smith of Great Britain shoots at goal under pressure from Bruna of Brazil

Kelly Smith of Great Britain shoots at goal under pressure from Bruna of Brazil

Jonathan Horton of the US bulges his biceps

Jonathan Horton of the US bulges his biceps

Pietie Coetzee of South Africa scores a penalty past goalkeeper Bianca Russell of New Zealand during London 2012

Pietie Coetzee of South Africa scores a penalty past goalkeeper Bianca Russell of New Zealand during London 2012

Team GB fans fly the flag at Greenwich Park at London 2012

Team GB fans fly the flag at Greenwich Park at London 2012

Pui Yin Yip of Hong Kong China smashes a return against Ji Hyun Sung of Korea during the London 2012 Olympic Games

Pui Yin Yip of Hong Kong China smashes a return against Ji Hyun Sung of Korea during the London 2012 Olympic Games

Robert Stanjek and Frithjof Kleen in action during the first Star Class sailing race of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Robert Stanjek and Frithjof Kleen in action during the first Star Class sailing race of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Nicola Wilson finds out as she and Opposition Buzz leap The Moon fence before hurtling downhill

Nicola Wilson finds out as she and Opposition Buzz leap The Moon fence before hurtling downhill

Australia v South Africa in men's Hockey at London 2012

Australia v South Africa in men's Hockey at London 2012

Michael Phelps powers through Butterfly heat

Michael Phelps powers through Butterfly heat

Alexandra Raisman of the United States during the artistic gymnastics floor performance

Alexandra Raisman of the United States during the artistic gymnastics floor performance

Pau Gasol of Spain dunks the ball against China

Pau Gasol of Spain dunks the ball against China

Dominique Pegg of Canada leaps into action

Dominique Pegg of Canada leaps into action

The peloton during the cycling road race of the London 2012 Olympic Games

The peloton during the cycling road race of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Action in the first Finn Class race

Action in the first Finn Class race

The Australian Water Polo team at the Water Polo Arena

The Australian Water Polo team at the Water Polo Arena

Diver Alicia Blagg of Great Britain at the Aquatics Centre

Diver Alicia Blagg of Great Britain at the Aquatics Centre

Anita Asante of Great Britain kicks off the match with Kelly Smith during the women's football match against New Zealand

Anita Asante of Great Britain kicks off the match with Kelly Smith during the women's football match against New Zealand

Luuka Jones of New Zealand at the Lee Valley White Water Centre

Luuka Jones of New Zealand at the Lee Valley White Water Centre

Australian women's Quadruple Sculls crew trains at Eton Dorney

Australian women's Quadruple Sculls crew trains at Eton Dorney

Bernard Tomic of Australia plays a backhand at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon

Bernard Tomic of Australia plays a backhand at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon

Kimberly Rhode of the USA practises for the Skeet Shooting at the Royal Artillery Barracks

Kimberly Rhode of the USA practises for the Skeet Shooting at the Royal Artillery Barracks

The New Zealand women's hockey team stretch after a training session at the Olympic Hockey venue

The New Zealand women's hockey team stretch after a training session at the Olympic Hockey venue

The London 2012 torch lit at the traditional ceremony at the ancient site of Olympia

The London 2012 torch has begun its journey to the Games after being lit at the traditional ceremony at the ancient site of Olympia

US Olympic rowing hopeful Genevra 'Gevvie' Stone leaves the boathouse for an early morning training session

US Olympic rowing hopeful Genevra 'Gevvie' Stone leaves the boathouse for an early morning training session

Kelly Holmes having just realised she's won Olympic gold during Athens 2004

Kelly Holmes having just realised she's won Olympic gold during Athens 2004

Dorando Pietri during the epic 1908 marathon

Pietri was first into the stadium but collapsed five times before he could reach the finish line in the epic 1908 marathon

He Hanbin and Yu Yang of China

He Hanbin and Yu Yang of China celebrate winning the bronze medal

Monica Abbott at the Olympic Games

Monica Abbott at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

Moritz Oeler

Germany's Moritz Oeler jumps for a shot during the semifinal waterpolo match against Greece at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games

Offside rule explained on 50-pence piece

Offside rule explained on 50-pence piece