Gold medal-winning Heptathlete Jessica Ennis - because wow! #JessicaEnnis #Heptathlete #DinnerCompanions

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Gold medal-winning Heptathlete Jessica Ennis - because wow! #JessicaEnnis #Heptathlete #DinnerCompanions

2008 Beijing Summer Olympics - Usain Bolt's legs put on just as much of a show at the 2008 Olympics as his ego. His salute after the 4x100-metre relay is the image of his career.

The 101 Most Iconic Photographs in Sports History

2008 Beijing Summer Olympics - Usain Bolt's legs put on just as much of a show at the 2008 Olympics as his ego. His salute after the 4x100-metre relay is the image of his career.

Usain Bolt races to victory in the men's 100-meter final. (Getty Images)

Usain Bolt's legend grows after he breaks Olympic record in epic 100-meter final

Usain Bolt races to victory in the men's 100-meter final. (Getty Images)

JK Rowling reads from J.M. Barrie's "Peter and Wendy" at the 2012 London Olympics

33 Little Facts You Might Not Know About J.K. Rowling

JK Rowling reads from J.M. Barrie's "Peter and Wendy" at the 2012 London Olympics

Missy Franklin wins gold

London Olympics: Missy Franklin gets another gold, world record

SWIMMING: The quartet of Alicia Coutts, Cate Campbell, Brittany Elmslie and Melanie Schlanger have won Australia’s first gold of the 2012 London Olympic Games with a stunning performance in the women’s 4x100 metre freestyle relay - the final event of the first finals session.    The Aussies set an Olympic record of 3:33.15 to crush the Netherlands’ hopes of back to back Olympic crowns, the Dutch settling for silver in 3:33.79 and the USA the bronze in 3:34.24.

SWIMMING: The quartet of Alicia Coutts, Cate Campbell, Brittany Elmslie and Melanie Schlanger have won Australia’s first gold of the 2012 London Olympic Games with a stunning performance in the women’s 4x100 metre freestyle relay - the final event of the first finals session. The Aussies set an Olympic record of 3:33.15 to crush the Netherlands’ hopes of back to back Olympic crowns, the Dutch settling for silver in 3:33.79 and the USA the bronze in 3:34.24.

2012 London Olympics | Day 11 - Framework - Photos and Video - Visual Storytelling from the Los Angeles Times

2012 London Olympics

2012 London Olympics | Day 11 - Framework - Photos and Video - Visual Storytelling from the Los Angeles Times

Dana Vollmer gets gold with world record 100-m. butterfly - CBS News

Dana Vollmer gets gold with world record 100-m. butterfly

50 Biggest Storylines Heading into the 2012 Olympics:    There is no greater pageant in sports than the Olympic Games: 19 days, 36 athletic disciplines and thousands upon thousands of athletes—each bringing their own backstory or sliver of intrigue.    From that bunch, here are our 50 favorite storylines heading into the 2012 London Olympics.

50 Biggest Storylines Heading into the 2012 Olympics

50 Biggest Storylines Heading into the 2012 Olympics: There is no greater pageant in sports than the Olympic Games: 19 days, 36 athletic disciplines and thousands upon thousands of athletes—each bringing their own backstory or sliver of intrigue. From that bunch, here are our 50 favorite storylines heading into the 2012 London Olympics.

Bianca Knight, Allyson Felix, Tianna Madison and Carmelita Jeter of the U.S. celebrate after they gold in the women's 4x100m relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games

Bianca Knight, Allyson Felix, Tianna Madison and Carmelita Jeter of the U.S. celebrate after they gold in the women's 4x100m relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games

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