Fast: US swimmer Michael Phelps competes in the men's butterfly semi-final swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 2012 in London - AFP Getty Images - via DailyMail
Olympic medals created by David Watkins, British graphic designer.
BBC News - London Olympic medals timeline
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The London 2012 Olympic medal count finished with the USA on top with 46 gold medals – the most it has won in a non-boycotted Olympics since China fell off its Beijing pace.
It was an exciting day here at The Royal Mint yesterday as we opened our doors to some of the UK’s key media, allowing them access to our highly secured site to report on one of the most exciting projects we have ever undertaken.