Best Of London Olympics 2012

Aug 13, 2012, 12:06 PM IST
Kashyap Parupalli plays against Sri Lanka's Niluka Karunaratne at a men's singles badminton match of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Kashyap Parupalli plays against Sri Lanka's Niluka Karunaratne at a men's singles badminton match of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Winners of the women's rowing quadruple sculls final pose with their medals in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Gold medal winners from the Ukraine are at bottom, silver medal winners from Germany at left, and bronze medal winners from the U.S
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Winners of the women's rowing quadruple sculls final pose with their medals in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Gold medal winners from the Ukraine are at bottom, silver medal winners from Germany at left, and bronze medal winners from the U.S

Serena Williams of the United States returns to Vera Zvonareva of Russia at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Serena Williams of the United States returns to Vera Zvonareva of Russia at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates his victory over Lleyton Hewitt of Australia at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates his victory over Lleyton Hewitt of Australia at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Sandeep Singh controls the ball against New Zealand during their men's hockey preliminary round match at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Sandeep Singh controls the ball against New Zealand during their men's hockey preliminary round match at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Canada's Simon Kean, right, fights France's Tony Yoka, during their men's super heavyweight over 91-kg boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London.
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Canada's Simon Kean, right, fights France's Tony Yoka, during their men's super heavyweight over 91-kg boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London.

Canada's Simon Kean, right, fights France's Tony Yoka, during their men's super heavyweight over 91-kg boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London.
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Canada's Simon Kean, right, fights France's Tony Yoka, during their men's super heavyweight over 91-kg boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London.

United States' swimmer Michael Phelps holds up a silver trophy after being honored as the most decorated Olympian at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
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United States' swimmer Michael Phelps holds up a silver trophy after being honored as the most decorated Olympian at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

Lenka Hajeckova of the Czech Republic reacts near the end of a loss to the Unirted /States during a beach volleyball match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
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Lenka Hajeckova of the Czech Republic reacts near the end of a loss to the Unirted /States during a beach volleyball match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

Russia's Andrei Kirilenko (15) shoots between China's Wang Zhizhi, left, and China's Yi Jianlian, right, during the first half of a preliminary en's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
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Russia's Andrei Kirilenko (15) shoots between China's Wang Zhizhi, left, and China's Yi Jianlian, right, during the first half of a preliminary en's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

Devendro Singh Laishram, reacts after defeating Honduras' Bayron Molina Figueroa during a light flyweight 49-kg preliminary boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
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Devendro Singh Laishram, reacts after defeating Honduras' Bayron Molina Figueroa during a light flyweight 49-kg preliminary boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

United States' Michael Phelps poses with his gold medal for the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
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United States' Michael Phelps poses with his gold medal for the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

Sweden's Anthony Yigit, right, fights Puerto Rico's Francisco Vargas Ramirez during a light welterweight 64-kg preliminary boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
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Sweden's Anthony Yigit, right, fights Puerto Rico's Francisco Vargas Ramirez during a light welterweight 64-kg preliminary boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

Won Jeongsik of South Korea reacts while competing during the men's 69-kg, group A, weightlifting competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Won Jeongsik of South Korea reacts while competing during the men's 69-kg, group A, weightlifting competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

India's Kumar Manoj reacts after defeating Turkmenistan's Serdar Hudayberdiyev in a light welter 64-kg boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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India's Kumar Manoj reacts after defeating Turkmenistan's Serdar Hudayberdiyev in a light welter 64-kg boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Silver medalist Acosta Bermoy, of Cuba, from left, gold medalist An Kum Ae, of North Korea and bronze medalists Priscilla Gneto, of France and Rosalba Forciniti, of Italy, share the podium after the women's 52-kg judo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Silver medalist Acosta Bermoy, of Cuba, from left, gold medalist An Kum Ae, of North Korea and bronze medalists Priscilla Gneto, of France and Rosalba Forciniti, of Italy, share the podium after the women's 52-kg judo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Czech Republic's Jana Vesela (4) is defended by Czech Republic's Katerina Bartonova (6) and Republic's Lenka Bartakova (12) during the first half of a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Czech Republic's Jana Vesela (4) is defended by Czech Republic's Katerina Bartonova (6) and Republic's Lenka Bartakova (12) during the first half of a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Yang Eun-Hye of South Korea competes during the women's 58-kg weightlifting competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London.Yang Eun-Hye of South Korea competes during the women's 58-kg weightlifting competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Yang Eun-Hye of South Korea competes during the women's 58-kg weightlifting competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London.Yang Eun-Hye of South Korea competes during the women's 58-kg weightlifting competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Gold medalist Alin George Moldoveanu of Romania poses with silver medalist Italy's Niccolo Campriani and bronze medalist India's Gagan Narang, during the victory ceremony for the men's 10-meter air rifle at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Gold medalist Alin George Moldoveanu of Romania poses with silver medalist Italy's Niccolo Campriani and bronze medalist India's Gagan Narang, during the victory ceremony for the men's 10-meter air rifle at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Dana Kerstein wears glasses with the Olympic rings as she attends the archery competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
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Dana Kerstein wears glasses with the Olympic rings as she attends the archery competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

Fans cheer for the United States during a beach volleyball match against the Czech Republic at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Fans cheer for the United States during a beach volleyball match against the Czech Republic at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

India's Jwala Gutta jumps up after winning against Taiwan's Cheng Wen-hsing and Chien Yu-chin, unseen, at a women's doubles badminton match of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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India's Jwala Gutta jumps up after winning against Taiwan's Cheng Wen-hsing and Chien Yu-chin, unseen, at a women's doubles badminton match of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

India's Saina Nehwal plays against Belgium's Lianne Tan, unseen, at a woman's singles badminton match of the 2012 Summer Olympics
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India's Saina Nehwal plays against Belgium's Lianne Tan, unseen, at a woman's singles badminton match of the 2012 Summer Olympics

Luxembourg's Marie Muller, right, competes with Mauritius's Christianne Legentil during the women's 52-kg judo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
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Luxembourg's Marie Muller, right, competes with Mauritius's Christianne Legentil during the women's 52-kg judo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

Brazilian gymnast Ethiene Cristina Gonser Franco, right, hugs teammate Harumy Mariko de Freitas, left, during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Brazilian gymnast Ethiene Cristina Gonser Franco, right, hugs teammate Harumy Mariko de Freitas, left, during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Venezuela's Gabriel Maestre Perez reacts after defeating Iran's Amin Ghasemi Pour during their men's welter 69-kg boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Venezuela's Gabriel Maestre Perez reacts after defeating Iran's Amin Ghasemi Pour during their men's welter 69-kg boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Kazakhstan's Danabek Suzhanov fights India's Vijender, right, during a middle weight 75-kg preliminary boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Kazakhstan's Danabek Suzhanov fights India's Vijender, right, during a middle weight 75-kg preliminary boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

India's Bhagwan Jai, right, connects with Andrique Allisop of the Seychelles, during men's light 60-kg boxing at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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India's Bhagwan Jai, right, connects with Andrique Allisop of the Seychelles, during men's light 60-kg boxing at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

North Korea's Yun Choi Om lifts during the men's 56-kg, group B, weightlifting competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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North Korea's Yun Choi Om lifts during the men's 56-kg, group B, weightlifting competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

India's Jayanta Talukdar aims for the target during an individual ranking round at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
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India's Jayanta Talukdar aims for the target during an individual ranking round at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

Deepika Kumari shoots next to Mexico's Aida Roman during an individual ranking round at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Deepika Kumari shoots next to Mexico's Aida Roman during an individual ranking round at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins ring a bell during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins ring a bell during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

The Olympic rings are lit with pyrotechnics during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
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The Olympic rings are lit with pyrotechnics during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

The Olympic cauldron is lit during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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The Olympic cauldron is lit during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

The Olympic cauldron is lit during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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The Olympic cauldron is lit during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

The Olympic cauldron is lit during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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The Olympic cauldron is lit during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Torchbearers run during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Torchbearers run during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Fencer Mariel Zagunis leads Team USA into the stadium during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London.
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Fencer Mariel Zagunis leads Team USA into the stadium during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London.

India's Sushil Kumar carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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India's Sushil Kumar carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Fireworks light up the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
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Fireworks light up the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

Fireworks ignite over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
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Fireworks ignite over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

In this photo provided by LOCOG, Amitabh Bachchan carries the Olympic flame on the torch relay leg between The City of London and the borough of Southwark in London.
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In this photo provided by LOCOG, Amitabh Bachchan carries the Olympic flame on the torch relay leg between The City of London and the borough of Southwark in London.

Scottish tennis player Andy Murray, hands over the Olympic flame to US tennis player Venus Williams at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Scottish tennis player Andy Murray, hands over the Olympic flame to US tennis player Venus Williams at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

This image made available by LOCOG shows Queen Elizabeth II, second right, and the Duke of Edinburgh watching the Torch Kiss as Torchbearer 073 Gina Macgregor, right, passes the Olympic Flame to Torchbearer 074 Phillip Wells, left, outside Windsor Castle, Windsor, England
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This image made available by LOCOG shows Queen Elizabeth II, second right, and the Duke of Edinburgh watching the Torch Kiss as Torchbearer 073 Gina Macgregor, right, passes the Olympic Flame to Torchbearer 074 Phillip Wells, left, outside Windsor Castle, Windsor, England

Kathleen Irvine, left, passes Lisa Hickson the Olympic Flame outside of Carrickfergus Castle in Carrickfergus Northern Ireland during the Olympic Torch Relay.
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Kathleen Irvine, left, passes Lisa Hickson the Olympic Flame outside of Carrickfergus Castle in Carrickfergus Northern Ireland during the Olympic Torch Relay.

British Olympic sailing hero and three time gold medalist Ben Ainslie holds the Olympic torch at the official start of the London 2012 Olympic games torch relay at Land's End, south west England.
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British Olympic sailing hero and three time gold medalist Ben Ainslie holds the Olympic torch at the official start of the London 2012 Olympic games torch relay at Land's End, south west England.

Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas passes the Olympic Flame to torchbearer Emma Fowler in Taunton, England
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Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas passes the Olympic Flame to torchbearer Emma Fowler in Taunton, England

Sir Chris Bonington holding the Olympic Flame on the top of Mount Snowdon in Wales during the Olympic Torch Relay.
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Sir Chris Bonington holding the Olympic Flame on the top of Mount Snowdon in Wales during the Olympic Torch Relay.

A high priestess, holding a lit torch and an olive branch, performs during the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the Olympic flame held in Ancient Olympia, Greece
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A high priestess, holding a lit torch and an olive branch, performs during the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the Olympic flame held in Ancient Olympia, Greece

Actress Ino Menegaki, dressed as a high priestess, lights the torch at a ceremony in Panathinean stadium in Athens. The torch begins its 70-day journey to arrive at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, from the Greek capital
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Actress Ino Menegaki, dressed as a high priestess, lights the torch at a ceremony in Panathinean stadium in Athens. The torch begins its 70-day journey to arrive at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, from the Greek capital