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Lazaro Borges broke his pole in his failed attempt to qualify for the final of the men's pole vault. Fortunately he walked away unharmed. His pole? Less so.

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Olympics 2012: Top 50 momentsMSN Sport picks the best 50 moments of the 2012 Olympics. 2012-08-11T18:08:36true50. Lazaro BorgesLazaro Borges broke his pole in his failed attempt to qualify for the final of the men's pole vault. Fortunately he walked away unharmed. His pole? Less so.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Lazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro BrogesLazaro Broges49. Dujardin's land of hope and gloryCharlotte Dujardin took two golds for the British equestrian team, but she may be best remembered for her performance to The Land Of Hope And Glory and The Great Escape.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Top 50, best momentsDujardin's land of hope and glory(©PA)Dujardin's land of hope and glory(©PA)Dujardin's land of hope and glory(©PA)Dujardin's land of hope and glory(©PA)Dujardin's land of hope and glory(©PA)Dujardin's land of hope and glory(©PA)Dujardin's land of hope and glory(©PA)Dujardin's land of hope and glory(©PA)Dujardin's land of hope and glory(©PA)Dujardin's land of hope and glory(©PA)Dujardin's land of hope and glory(©PA)Dujardin's land of hope and glory(©PA)Dujardin's land of hope and glory(©PA)Dujardin's land of hope and glory(©PA)Dujardin's land of hope and glory(©PA)48. North Korean flag failNo Olympic Games could begin without a blunder, so we must pay homage to the Korean flag mix-up when North Korea's women's football team played their first match against Colombia.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Top 50, Best momentsNorth Korean flag fail(©PA)North Korean flag fail(©PA)North Korean flag fail(©PA)North Korean flag fail(©PA)North Korean flag fail(©PA)North Korean flag fail(©PA)North Korean flag fail(©PA)North Korean flag fail(©PA)North Korean flag fail(©PA)North Korean flag fail(©PA)North Korean flag fail(©PA)North Korean flag fail(©PA)North Korean flag fail(©PA)North Korean flag fail(©PA)North Korean flag fail(©PA)47. BMX crash dramaThe dramatic successes of Olympic BMX-ing proved a hit with British viewers, but not so much as the dramatic crashes did. The sport, known for its fast pace and high injury rates, was not one to be watched by the faint-hearted.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Top 50, best momentsBMX crash drama(©PA)BMX crash drama(©PA)BMX crash drama(©PA)BMX crash drama(©PA)BMX crash drama(©PA)BMX crash drama(©PA)BMX crash drama(©PA)BMX crash drama(©PA)BMX crash drama(©PA)BMX crash drama(©PA)BMX crash drama(©PA)BMX crash drama(©PA)BMX crash drama(©PA)BMX crash drama(©PA)BMX crash drama(©PA)46. Record basketball score UC v NigeriaIn basketball the US smashed the Olympic record for most points scored in a game during their qualifying match against Nigeria. The final score was 156-73.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Top 50, best momentsRecord basketball score UC v Nigeria(©PA)Record basketball score UC v Nigeria(©PA)Record basketball score UC v Nigeria(©PA)Record basketball score UC v Nigeria(©PA)Record basketball score UC v Nigeria(©PA)Record basketball score UC v Nigeria(©PA)Record basketball score UC v Nigeria(©PA)Record basketball score UC v Nigeria(©PA)Record basketball score UC v Nigeria(©PA)Record basketball score UC v Nigeria(©PA)Record basketball score UC v Nigeria(©PA)Record basketball score UC v Nigeria(©PA)Record basketball score UC v Nigeria(©PA)Record basketball score UC v Nigeria(©PA)Record basketball score UC v Nigeria(©PA)45. Mass Badminton disqualificationAnyone who watched the women's badminton doubles in which the Chinese, South Korean or Indonesian pairs played will agree with the dramatic decision to disqualify eight players who were clearly trying to lose their matches. Attempting to control who they would play in the next rounds by reducing their seeding, the four pairs succeeded only in knocking themselves out of the tournament all together.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Top 50, best momentsMass Badminton disqualification(©PA)Mass Badminton disqualification(©PA)Mass Badminton disqualification(©PA)Mass Badminton disqualification(©PA)Mass Badminton disqualification(©PA)Mass Badminton disqualification(©PA)Mass Badminton disqualification(©PA)Mass Badminton disqualification(©PA)Mass Badminton disqualification(©PA)Mass Badminton disqualification(©PA)Mass Badminton disqualification(©PA)Mass Badminton disqualification(©PA)Mass Badminton disqualification(©PA)Mass Badminton disqualification(©PA)Mass Badminton disqualification(©PA)44. The German HulkGerman discus thrower Robert Harting gave a Hulk-like celebration after winning the gold medal, ripping his top to shreds as he ran around the Olympic Stadium.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Top 50, Best momentsThe German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)The German Hulk(©PA)43. Will and Kate at the GamesAs ambassadors of the Games Will and Kate's phenomenal ticket ballot luck saw them at all major events. The British public might forgive the pair their good fortune however due to their visible glee at the success of the British team. As ambassadors of the games Will and Kate's phenomenal ticket ballot luck saw them at all major events. The British public might forgive the pair their good fortune however due to their visible glee at the success of the British team.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Top 50, Best momentsWill and Kate at the Games(©PA)Will and Kate at the Games(©PA)Will and Kate at the Games(©PA)Will and Kate at the Games(©PA)Will and Kate at the Games(©PA)Will and Kate at the Games(©PA)Will and Kate at the Games(©PA)Will and Kate at the Games(©PA)Will and Kate at the Games(©PA)Will and Kate at the Games(©PA)Will and Kate at the Games(©PA)Will and Kate at the Games(©PA)Will and Kate at the Games(©PA)Will and Kate at the Games(©PA)Will and Kate at the Games(©PA)42. Britain penalty failureTeam GB's men's footballers happily upheld the British tradition of being knocked out on a penalty shoot out in their match against Korea.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Top 50, Best momentsBritain penalty failure(©PA)Britain penalty failure(©PA)Britain penalty failure(©PA)Britain penalty failure(©PA)Britain penalty failure(©PA)Britain penalty failure(©PA)Britain penalty failure(©PA)Britain penalty failure(©PA)Britain penalty failure(©PA)Britain penalty failure(©PA)Britain penalty failure(©PA)Britain penalty failure(©PA)Britain penalty failure(©PA)Britain penalty failure(©PA)Britain penalty failure(©PA)41. Adlington accepts bronzeRebecca Adlington wins bronze, and despite her visible dejection, stood up for the value of a third place medal following the women's 800m freestyle.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, top 50, best momentsAdlington accepts bronze(©PA)Adlington accepts bronze(©PA)Adlington accepts bronze(©PA)Adlington accepts bronze(©PA)Adlington accepts bronze(©PA)Adlington accepts bronze(©PA)Adlington accepts bronze(©PA)Adlington accepts bronze(©PA)Adlington accepts bronze(©PA)Adlington accepts bronze(©PA)Adlington accepts bronze(©PA)Adlington accepts bronze(©PA)Adlington accepts bronze(©PA)Adlington accepts bronze(©PA)Adlington accepts bronze(©PA)40. Kenny's sprint victorySelected over Sir Chris Hoy to compete in this event, the pressure was on for Jason Kenny. He didn't fail to deliver when he took the gold in the men's sprint.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, top 50, best momentsKenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)Kenny's sprint victory(©PA)39. The smiling rower from NigerIn the men's single sculls race it was the final rower to cross the line who drew the biggest cheers. Hamadou Djibo Issaka of Niger finished 100 seconds behind the last rower, having only taken up the sport in November. The gardener, who had only three months training, finished with a huge smile on his face and won the hearts of all spectators. Coming from landlocked Niger, where there is apparently not a single rowing boat, did not stop Issaka from giving all he had at Eton Dorney.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Top 50, best momentsThe smiling rower from Niger(©PA)The smiling rower from Niger(©PA)The smiling rower from Niger(©PA)The smiling rower from Niger(©PA)The smiling rower from Niger(©PA)The smiling rower from Niger(©PA)The smiling rower from Niger(©PA)The smiling rower from Niger(©PA)The smiling rower from Niger(©PA)The smiling rower from Niger(©PA)The smiling rower from Niger(©PA)The smiling rower from Niger(©PA)The smiling rower from Niger(©PA)The smiling rower from Niger(©PA)The smiling rower from Niger(©PA)38. Ainslie - the greatest British yachtsman of all timeBen Ainslie added to his impressive Olympic medal haul when he became a four-time Olympic medalist and the greatest British yachtsman of all time, winning the Gold medal in the finn class.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Top 50, Best momentsAinslie - the greatest British yachtsman of all time(©PA)Ainslie - the greatest British yachtsman of all time(©PA)Ainslie - the greatest British yachtsman of all time(©PA)Ainslie - the greatest British yachtsman of all time(©PA)Ainslie - the greatest British yachtsman of all time(©PA)Ainslie - the greatest British yachtsman of all time(©PA)Ainslie - the greatest British yachtsman of all time(©PA)Ainslie - the greatest British yachtsman of all time(©PA)Ainslie - the greatest British yachtsman of all time(©PA)Ainslie - the greatest British yachtsman of all time(©PA)Ainslie - the greatest British yachtsman of all time(©PA)Ainslie - the greatest British yachtsman of all time(©PA)Ainslie - the greatest British yachtsman of all time(©PA)Ainslie - the greatest British yachtsman of all time(©PA)Ainslie - the greatest British yachtsman of all time(©PA)37. Bert and Chad le ClosAfter the surprise victory for Chad le Clos in the men's 200m butterfly, it was not only the young South African who shot to fame. In an interview with Clare Balding, his ecstatically happy father, Bert, became an instant hit with the viewing public as he spoke proudly of his "beautiful, beautiful boy".topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Top 50, best momentsBert and Chad le Clos(©PA)Bert and Chad le Clos(©PA)Bert and Chad le Clos(©PA)Bert and Chad le Clos(©PA)Bert and Chad le Clos(©PA)Bert and Chad le Clos(©PA)Bert and Chad le Clos(©PA)Bert and Chad le Clos(©PA)Bert and Chad le Clos(©PA)Bert and Chad le Clos(©PA)Bert and Chad le Clos(©PA)Bert and Chad le Clos(©PA)Bert and Chad le Clos(©PA)Bert and Chad le Clos(©PA)Bert and Chad le Clos(©PA)36. Gibbons cries for silverGemma Gibbons' tears at her victory epitomised the meaning of Olympic medals to the athletes. She may have missed out on the gold, but her fantastic performance is well honoured by her silver.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Team GB, top 50, best momentsGibbons cries for silver(©PA)Gibbons cries for silver(©PA)Gibbons cries for silver(©PA)Gibbons cries for silver(©PA)Gibbons cries for silver(©PA)Gibbons cries for silver(©PA)Gibbons cries for silver(©PA)Gibbons cries for silver(©PA)Gibbons cries for silver(©PA)Gibbons cries for silver(©PA)Gibbons cries for silver(©PA)Gibbons cries for silver(©PA)Gibbons cries for silver(©PA)Gibbons cries for silver(©PA)Gibbons cries for silver(©PA)35. Tweddle goes out with a bronzeBeth Tweddle, the longstanding smiling face of British gymnastics, finally received an Olympic medal, winning bronze in the women's uneven bars and finishing her Olympic career with victory.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, top 50, best momentsTweddle goes out with a bronze(©PA)Tweddle goes out with a bronze(©PA)Tweddle goes out with a bronze(©PA)Tweddle goes out with a bronze(©PA)Tweddle goes out with a bronze(©PA)Tweddle goes out with a bronze(©PA)Tweddle goes out with a bronze(©PA)Tweddle goes out with a bronze(©PA)Tweddle goes out with a bronze(©PA)Tweddle goes out with a bronze(©PA)Tweddle goes out with a bronze(©PA)Tweddle goes out with a bronze(©PA)Tweddle goes out with a bronze(©PA)Tweddle goes out with a bronze(©PA)Tweddle goes out with a bronze(©PA)34. Gracious gymnastic bronzeThe British men's gymnastics team were commendably gracious after their silver medal became a bronze following a score protest in the team all-round final. Here Louis Smith, Sam Oldham and Max Whitlock celebrate their success.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, top 50, best momentsGracious gymnastic bronze(©PA)Gracious gymnastic bronze(©PA)Gracious gymnastic bronze(©PA)Gracious gymnastic bronze(©PA)Gracious gymnastic bronze(©PA)Gracious gymnastic bronze(©PA)Gracious gymnastic bronze(©PA)Gracious gymnastic bronze(©PA)Gracious gymnastic bronze(©PA)Gracious gymnastic bronze(©PA)Gracious gymnastic bronze(©PA)Gracious gymnastic bronze(©PA)Gracious gymnastic bronze(©PA)Gracious gymnastic bronze(©PA)Gracious gymnastic bronze(©PA)33. The Queen and Mr BondIn a rare show of comedy from the Queen, her video appearance alongside 007 James Bond, followed by her apparent parachute entrance to the Olympic Stadium, showed a willingness of even the Royals to get stuck into the London Olympic Games.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Team GB, top 50, best momentsThe Queen and Mr Bond(©PA)The Queen and Mr Bond(©PA)The Queen and Mr Bond(©PA)The Queen and Mr Bond(©PA)The Queen and Mr Bond(©PA)The Queen and Mr Bond(©PA)The Queen and Mr Bond(©PA)The Queen and Mr Bond(©PA)The Queen and Mr Bond(©PA)The Queen and Mr Bond(©PA)The Queen and Mr Bond(©PA)The Queen and Mr Bond(©PA)The Queen and Mr Bond(©PA)The Queen and Mr Bond(©PA)The Queen and Mr Bond(©PA)32. Smith makes gymnastic historyLouis Smith became the first British gymnast to win an individual medal in 100 years when he took the silver in the men's individual pommel horse.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, top 50, best momentsSmith makes gymnastic history(©PA)Smith makes gymnastic history(©PA)Smith makes gymnastic history(©PA)Smith makes gymnastic history(©PA)Smith makes gymnastic history(©PA)Smith makes gymnastic history(©PA)Smith makes gymnastic history(©PA)Smith makes gymnastic history(©PA)Smith makes gymnastic history(©PA)Smith makes gymnastic history(©PA)Smith makes gymnastic history(©PA)Smith makes gymnastic history(©PA)Smith makes gymnastic history(©PA)Smith makes gymnastic history(©PA)Smith makes gymnastic history(©PA)31. Felix Sanchez breaks down on the podiumSmashing all of his recent times, Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic gained his country's second ever gold medal. The first was also earned by him in the same event in Athens. After winning the men's 400m hurdles, Sanchez broke down on the medal podium, having made an amazing comeback.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, top 50, best momentsFelix Sanchez breaks down on the podium(©PA)Felix Sanchez breaks down on the podium(©PA)Felix Sanchez breaks down on the podium(©PA)Felix Sanchez breaks down on the podium(©PA)Felix Sanchez breaks down on the podium(©PA)Felix Sanchez breaks down on the podium(©PA)Felix Sanchez breaks down on the podium(©PA)Felix Sanchez breaks down on the podium(©PA)Felix Sanchez breaks down on the podium(©PA)Felix Sanchez breaks down on the podium(©PA)Felix Sanchez breaks down on the podium(©PA)Felix Sanchez breaks down on the podium(©PA)Felix Sanchez breaks down on the podium(©PA)Felix Sanchez breaks down on the podium(©PA)Felix Sanchez breaks down on the podium(©PA)30. BBC presenters celebrate Farah victoryDenise Lewis jumps out of her seat as the BBC presenters celebrate Mo Farrah's 10,000m win.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, top 50, best momentsBBC presenters celebrate Farah victory(©PA)BBC presenters celebrate Farah victory(©PA)BBC presenters celebrate Farah victory(©PA)BBC presenters celebrate Farah victory(©PA)BBC presenters celebrate Farah victory(©PA)BBC presenters celebrate Farah victory(©PA)BBC presenters celebrate Farah victory(©PA)BBC presenters celebrate Farah victory(©PA)BBC presenters celebrate Farah victory(©PA)BBC presenters celebrate Farah victory(©PA)BBC presenters celebrate Farah victory(©PA)BBC presenters celebrate Farah victory(©PA)BBC presenters celebrate Farah victory(©PA)BBC presenters celebrate Farah victory(©PA)BBC presenters celebrate Farah victory(©PA)29. Brownlee brothers win gold and bronzeTo win one British medal in the men's triathlon would have been great, to win two - phenomenal. To have those medals coming from two brothers alongside one another on the podium was the sensational reality for Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee who took gold and bronze in this event.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Team GB, top 50, best momentsBrownlee brothers win gold and bronze(©PA)Brownlee brothers win gold and bronze(©PA)Brownlee brothers win gold and bronze(©PA)Brownlee brothers win gold and bronze(©PA)Brownlee brothers win gold and bronze(©PA)Brownlee brothers win gold and bronze(©PA)Brownlee brothers win gold and bronze(©PA)Brownlee brothers win gold and bronze(©PA)Brownlee brothers win gold and bronze(©PA)Brownlee brothers win gold and bronze(©PA)Brownlee brothers win gold and bronze(©PA)Brownlee brothers win gold and bronze(©PA)Brownlee brothers win gold and bronze(©PA)Brownlee brothers win gold and bronze(©PA)Brownlee brothers win gold and bronze(©PA)28. Copeland and Hosking golden surpriseAccording to the look on this face, Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking shocked no one more than themselves with their gold in the women's lightweight double sculls.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Top 50, best momentsCopeland and Hosking golden surprise(©PA)Copeland and Hosking golden surprise(©PA)Copeland and Hosking golden surprise(©PA)Copeland and Hosking golden surprise(©PA)Copeland and Hosking golden surprise(©PA)Copeland and Hosking golden surprise(©PA)Copeland and Hosking golden surprise(©PA)Copeland and Hosking golden surprise(©PA)Copeland and Hosking golden surprise(©PA)Copeland and Hosking golden surprise(©PA)Copeland and Hosking golden surprise(©PA)Copeland and Hosking golden surprise(©PA)Copeland and Hosking golden surprise(©PA)Copeland and Hosking golden surprise(©PA)Copeland and Hosking golden surprise(©PA)27. The curse of CameronDoing his best to show we're all in this Olympics together, Cameron clearly spent lots of time refreshing the Olympic ticketing site to get his great tickets. His presence however was not always appreciated as the curse of Cameron seemed to develop, causing British athletes to see surprise defeat whenever the Prime Minister was in close proximity.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Top 50, best momentsThe curse of Cameron(©PA)The curse of Cameron(©PA)The curse of Cameron(©PA)The curse of Cameron(©PA)The curse of Cameron(©PA)The curse of Cameron(©PA)The curse of Cameron(©PA)The curse of Cameron(©PA)The curse of Cameron(©PA)The curse of Cameron(©PA)The curse of Cameron(©PA)The curse of Cameron(©PA)The curse of Cameron(©PA)The curse of Cameron(©PA)The curse of Cameron(©PA)26. Horses dance to GenesisThe Danish dressage team caused a Twitter frenzy over the choice of their Genesis and Phil Collins soundtrack.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, top 50, best momentsHorses dance to Genesis(©PA)Horses dance to Genesis(©PA)Horses dance to Genesis(©PA)Horses dance to Genesis(©PA)Horses dance to Genesis(©PA)Horses dance to Genesis(©PA)Horses dance to Genesis(©PA)Horses dance to Genesis(©PA)Horses dance to Genesis(©PA)Horses dance to Genesis(©PA)Horses dance to Genesis(©PA)Horses dance to Genesis(©PA)Horses dance to Genesis(©PA)Horses dance to Genesis(©PA)Horses dance to Genesis(©PA)25. Australia's half-way line shotThe Australian women's basketball team watched in awe as teammate Belinda Snell made a shot from well beyond the half way line. This shot of the tournament unfortunately was not enough to secure victory for the team who went on to lose to France.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Top 50, best momentsAustralia's half-way line shot(©PA)Australia's half-way line shot(©PA)Australia's half-way line shot(©PA)Australia's half-way line shot(©PA)Australia's half-way line shot(©PA)Australia's half-way line shot(©PA)Australia's half-way line shot(©PA)Australia's half-way line shot(©PA)Australia's half-way line shot(©PA)Australia's half-way line shot(©PA)Australia's half-way line shot(©PA)Australia's half-way line shot(©PA)Australia's half-way line shot(©PA)Australia's half-way line shot(©PA)Australia's half-way line shot(©PA)24. Mr Bean opens the OlympicsRowan Atkinson's appearance in the opening ceremony surely did not fail to bring a smile to the face of any in the audience.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Team GB, top 50, best momentsMr Bean opens the Olympics(©PA)Mr Bean opens the Olympics(©PA)Mr Bean opens the Olympics(©PA)Mr Bean opens the Olympics(©PA)Mr Bean opens the Olympics(©PA)Mr Bean opens the Olympics(©PA)Mr Bean opens the Olympics(©PA)Mr Bean opens the Olympics(©PA)Mr Bean opens the Olympics(©PA)Mr Bean opens the Olympics(©PA)Mr Bean opens the Olympics(©PA)Mr Bean opens the Olympics(©PA)Mr Bean opens the Olympics(©PA)Mr Bean opens the Olympics(©PA)Mr Bean opens the Olympics(©PA)23. US women smash the world recordThe US women's relay team obliterated the previous world record with a time of 40.82 seconds. Camerlita Jeter crossed the finish line.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, top 50, best momentsUS women smash the world record(©PA)US women smash the world record(©PA)US women smash the world record(©PA)US women smash the world record(©PA)US women smash the world record(©PA)US women smash the world record(©PA)US women smash the world record(©PA)US women smash the world record(©PA)US women smash the world record(©PA)US women smash the world record(©PA)US women smash the world record(©PA)US women smash the world record(©PA)US women smash the world record(©PA)US women smash the world record(©PA)US women smash the world record(©PA)22. British public deliver for the Olympic torch relayAfter all the moaning of inconvenience and expense, the British public showed they can cheer and wave along with the best of them when they came out in their droves to greet the Olympic torch as it travelled the country.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Top 50, Best momentsBritish public deliver for the Olympic torch relay(©PA)British public deliver for the Olympic torch relay(©PA)British public deliver for the Olympic torch relay(©PA)British public deliver for the Olympic torch relay(©PA)British public deliver for the Olympic torch relay(©PA)British public deliver for the Olympic torch relay(©PA)British public deliver for the Olympic torch relay(©PA)British public deliver for the Olympic torch relay(©PA)British public deliver for the Olympic torch relay(©PA)British public deliver for the Olympic torch relay(©PA)British public deliver for the Olympic torch relay(©PA)British public deliver for the Olympic torch relay(©PA)British public deliver for the Olympic torch relay(©PA)British public deliver for the Olympic torch relay(©PA)British public deliver for the Olympic torch relay(©PA)21. Men's relay baton blunderThe British men's 4x100m baton blunder will certainly be remembered for a while as it saw them disqualified from the relay race in which they gave an otherwise superb performance.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Top 50, best momentsMen's relay baton blunder(©PA)Men's relay baton blunder(©PA)Men's relay baton blunder(©PA)Men's relay baton blunder(©PA)Men's relay baton blunder(©PA)Men's relay baton blunder(©PA)Men's relay baton blunder(©PA)Men's relay baton blunder(©PA)Men's relay baton blunder(©PA)Men's relay baton blunder(©PA)Men's relay baton blunder(©PA)Men's relay baton blunder(©PA)Men's relay baton blunder(©PA)Men's relay baton blunder(©PA)Men's relay baton blunder(©PA)20. Pistorius Paralympian firstOscar Pistorius from South Africa became first person ever to run in both a Paralympic and Olympic Games. He competed in the men's 400m and 4x400m men's relay.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, top 50, best momentsPistorius Paralympian first(©PA)Pistorius Paralympian first(©PA)Pistorius Paralympian first(©PA)Pistorius Paralympian first(©PA)Pistorius Paralympian first(©PA)Pistorius Paralympian first(©PA)Pistorius Paralympian first(©PA)Pistorius Paralympian first(©PA)Pistorius Paralympian first(©PA)Pistorius Paralympian first(©PA)Pistorius Paralympian first(©PA)Pistorius Paralympian first(©PA)Pistorius Paralympian first(©PA)Pistorius Paralympian first(©PA)Pistorius Paralympian first(©PA)19. Rudisha smashes 800m world recordDavid Rudisha destroyed the world record in the men's 800m final. Recording a new time of 1min 40.91sec, Rudisha was slightly overshadowed by Usain Bolt who raced soon after him but that time and that record will long be remembered.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, best moments, top 50Rudisha smashes 800m world record(©PA)Rudisha smashes 800m world record(©PA)Rudisha smashes 800m world record(©PA)Rudisha smashes 800m world record(©PA)Rudisha smashes 800m world record(©PA)Rudisha smashes 800m world record(©PA)Rudisha smashes 800m world record(©PA)Rudisha smashes 800m world record(©PA)Rudisha smashes 800m world record(©PA)Rudisha smashes 800m world record(©PA)Rudisha smashes 800m world record(©PA)Rudisha smashes 800m world record(©PA)Rudisha smashes 800m world record(©PA)Rudisha smashes 800m world record(©PA)Rudisha smashes 800m world record(©PA)18. Bosch bashes bottle throwerJudo champion Edith Bosch of Holland taught a drunken spectator a lesson during the men's 100m final. Bosch witnessed the man throw a plastic drinks bottle on to the track as the race was about to start and in anger struck the man with the palm of her hand.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, top 50, best momentsBosch bashes bottle thrower(©PA)Bosch bashes bottle thrower(©PA)Bosch bashes bottle thrower(©PA)Bosch bashes bottle thrower(©PA)Bosch bashes bottle thrower(©PA)Bosch bashes bottle thrower(©PA)Bosch bashes bottle thrower(©PA)Bosch bashes bottle thrower(©PA)Bosch bashes bottle thrower(©PA)Bosch bashes bottle thrower(©PA)Bosch bashes bottle thrower(©PA)Bosch bashes bottle thrower(©PA)Bosch bashes bottle thrower(©PA)Bosch bashes bottle thrower(©PA)Bosch bashes bottle thrower(©PA)17. Boris hangs in the balanceLondon Mayor Boris Johnson was left hanging in mid-air after he got stuck on a zipwire in Victoria Park. Bringing about some of the most hilarious pictures of the entire Olympics, this is one Boris blunder that won't be soon forgotten.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Top 50, best momentsBoris hangs in the balance(©PA)Boris hangs in the balance(©PA)Boris hangs in the balance(©PA)Boris hangs in the balance(©PA)Boris hangs in the balance(©PA)Boris hangs in the balance(©PA)Boris hangs in the balance(©PA)Boris hangs in the balance(©PA)Boris hangs in the balance(©PA)Boris hangs in the balance(©PA)Boris hangs in the balance(©PA)Boris hangs in the balance(©PA)Boris hangs in the balance(©PA)Boris hangs in the balance(©PA)Boris hangs in the balance(©PA)16. Britain's Super SaturdayThree gold medals in 44 minutes. The Saturday night that saw Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford all win in the Olympic Stadium will surely go down as one of the greatest hours for British athletes of all time.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, best moments, top 50Britain's super saturday(©PA)Britain's super saturday(©PA)Britain's super saturday(©PA)Britain's super saturday(©PA)Britain's super saturday(©PA)Britain's super saturday(©PA)Britain's super saturday(©PA)Britain's super saturday(©PA)Britain's super saturday(©PA)Britain's super saturday(©PA)Britain's super saturday(©PA)Britain's super saturday(©PA)Britain's super saturday(©PA)Britain's super saturday(©PA)Britain's super saturday(©PA)15. Pendleton's amazing overtakingIt would be hard to pick one as Victoria Pendleton's signature huge accelerations past the competition became a regular feature of the track cycling events. In a tumultuous Games for her, Pendleton finished with a silver medal from the women's sprint event but will surely be remembered as a gold standard British cycling star.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Team GB, top 50, best momentsPendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)Pendleton's amazing overtaking(©PA)14. Daley wins bronzeAfter struggling through the qualification rounds Tom Daley finally found his form in the 10m platform diving final. Performing some flawless dives, Daley, and the huge British audience watching were ecstatic when he finally finished with a bronze medal.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Daley, top moments, top 50Daley wins bronze(©PA)Daley wins bronze(©PA)Daley wins bronze(©PA)Daley wins bronze(©PA)Daley wins bronze(©PA)Daley wins bronze(©PA)Daley wins bronze(©PA)Daley wins bronze(©PA)Daley wins bronze(©PA)Daley wins bronze(©PA)Daley wins bronze(©PA)Daley wins bronze(©PA)Daley wins bronze(©PA)Daley wins bronze(©PA)Daley wins bronze(©PA)13. Historic female runner for Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia's Sarah Attar became the first woman to compete for the country as she ran in the 800m heat.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Top 50, Best momentsHistoric female runner for Saudi Arabia(©PA)Historic female runner for Saudi Arabia(©PA)Historic female runner for Saudi Arabia(©PA)Historic female runner for Saudi Arabia(©PA)Historic female runner for Saudi Arabia(©PA)Historic female runner for Saudi Arabia(©PA)Historic female runner for Saudi Arabia(©PA)Historic female runner for Saudi Arabia(©PA)Historic female runner for Saudi Arabia(©PA)Historic female runner for Saudi Arabia(©PA)Historic female runner for Saudi Arabia(©PA)Historic female runner for Saudi Arabia(©PA)Historic female runner for Saudi Arabia(©PA)Historic female runner for Saudi Arabia(©PA)Historic female runner for Saudi Arabia(©PA)12. Trott's epic time trialLaura Trott caused a collective sharp intake of breath as she left such a gap between herself and the gold before the final event of the women's omnium. The suspense made her final victory all the sweeter though as she smashed the time trial in one the best come-backs of the Games.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Top 50, best momentsTrott's epic time trial(©PA)Trott's epic time trial(©PA)Trott's epic time trial(©PA)Trott's epic time trial(©PA)Trott's epic time trial(©PA)Trott's epic time trial(©PA)Trott's epic time trial(©PA)Trott's epic time trial(©PA)Trott's epic time trial(©PA)Trott's epic time trial(©PA)Trott's epic time trial(©PA)Trott's epic time trial(©PA)Trott's epic time trial(©PA)Trott's epic time trial(©PA)Trott's epic time trial(©PA)11. Olympic 2012 Closing CeremonyThe musical bonanza was a perfect ending to a phenomenal London 2012 Olympic games. Featuring Queen, Jessie J, The Who, Take That, Annie Lennox, Spice Girls and so many more - it will be a night remembered for many years to come. topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, closing ceremony11. Olympic 2012 Closing Ceremony(©PA)11. Olympic 2012 Closing Ceremony(©PA)11. Olympic 2012 Closing Ceremony(©PA)11. Olympic 2012 Closing Ceremony(©PA)11. Olympic 2012 Closing Ceremony(©PA)11. Olympic 2012 Closing Ceremony(©PA)11. Olympic 2012 Closing Ceremony(©PA)11. Olympic 2012 Closing Ceremony(©PA)11. Olympic 2012 Closing Ceremony(©PA)11. Olympic 2012 Closing Ceremony(©PA)11. Olympic 2012 Closing Ceremony(©PA)11. Olympic 2012 Closing Ceremony(©PA)11. Olympic 2012 Closing Ceremony(©PA)11. Olympic 2012 Closing Ceremony(©PA)11. Olympic 2012 Closing Ceremony(©PA)10. Bolt is backUsain Bolt swept away any doubt over his winning ability in an instant in his first event. Easing to victory in the men's 100m final, Bolt held off any danger from his team mate, Blake, to re-establish his unbeatable status. He went on to pick up another two golds from the men's 200m and the 4x100m relay.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, best moments, top 50Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)Bolt is back(©PA)9. Adams grins her way to first female boxing goldThe unrelenting smile of Nicola Adams, both before and after she won the women's boxing gold, made her historic win even more memorable. She became the first ever woman to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing in her final flyweight fight.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Team GB, top 50, best momentsAdams grins her way to first female boxing gold(©PA)Adams grins her way to first female boxing gold(©PA)Adams grins her way to first female boxing gold(©PA)Adams grins her way to first female boxing gold(©PA)Adams grins her way to first female boxing gold(©PA)Adams grins her way to first female boxing gold(©PA)Adams grins her way to first female boxing gold(©PA)Adams grins her way to first female boxing gold(©PA)Adams grins her way to first female boxing gold(©PA)Adams grins her way to first female boxing gold(©PA)Adams grins her way to first female boxing gold(©PA)Adams grins her way to first female boxing gold(©PA)Adams grins her way to first female boxing gold(©PA)Adams grins her way to first female boxing gold(©PA)Adams grins her way to first female boxing gold(©PA)8. Murray gets his victory over FedererIn what felt like a re-run of this year's Wimbledon final, Murray had a rare second chance to beat Roger Federer on home ground. In a spectacular performance Murray made a happier ending of this match, taking gold in the Olympics men's singles.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Team GB, top 50, best momentsMurray gets his victory over Federer(©PA)Murray gets his victory over Federer(©PA)Murray gets his victory over Federer(©PA)Murray gets his victory over Federer(©PA)Murray gets his victory over Federer(©PA)Murray gets his victory over Federer(©PA)Murray gets his victory over Federer(©PA)Murray gets his victory over Federer(©PA)Murray gets his victory over Federer(©PA)Murray gets his victory over Federer(©PA)Murray gets his victory over Federer(©PA)Murray gets his victory over Federer(©PA)Murray gets his victory over Federer(©PA)Murray gets his victory over Federer(©PA)Murray gets his victory over Federer(©PA)7. Hoy makes it six goldsChris Hoy collected his sixth gold medal from the men's kierin, making him Britain's greatest ever Olympian.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Team GB, top 50, best momentsHoy makes it six golds(©PA)Hoy makes it six golds(©PA)Hoy makes it six golds(©PA)Hoy makes it six golds(©PA)Hoy makes it six golds(©PA)Hoy makes it six golds(©PA)Hoy makes it six golds(©PA)Hoy makes it six golds(©PA)Hoy makes it six golds(©PA)Hoy makes it six golds(©PA)Hoy makes it six golds(©PA)Hoy makes it six golds(©PA)Hoy makes it six golds(©PA)Hoy makes it six golds(©PA)Hoy makes it six golds(©PA)6. Mo Farah's double goldAs one of the most endearing athletes of the games Mo Farah had the nation behind him as he crossed the finish line to win the 10'000m. Joined in his trackside celebrations by his heavily pregnant wife and seven-year-old step-daughter Mo continued to win the hearts of the nation who were treated to a re-run of his success when he then took gold in the 5000m too. His grin, his relief - the glee on his face in achieving this feat will be one of the most memorable images of these London Olympics.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Top 50, best momentsMo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)Mo Farah's double gold(©PA)5. Wiggins becomes Olympic royaltyBradley Wiggins took his place among Olympic royalty after winning his gold medal in the men's individual time trial.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Top 50, best momentsWiggins becomes Olympic royalty(©PA)Wiggins becomes Olympic royalty(©PA)Wiggins becomes Olympic royalty(©PA)Wiggins becomes Olympic royalty(©PA)Wiggins becomes Olympic royalty(©PA)Wiggins becomes Olympic royalty(©PA)Wiggins becomes Olympic royalty(©PA)Wiggins becomes Olympic royalty(©PA)Wiggins becomes Olympic royalty(©PA)Wiggins becomes Olympic royalty(©PA)Wiggins becomes Olympic royalty(©PA)Wiggins becomes Olympic royalty(©PA)Wiggins becomes Olympic royalty(©PA)Wiggins becomes Olympic royalty(©PA)Wiggins becomes Olympic royalty(©PA)4. Phelps - the greatest ever OlympianAfter being beaten by young Chad le Cros in his first event, the 200m butterfly, Phelps came back in the men's 4x200m freestyle relay to show he's still the best swimmer in the Olympic pool. Back on track, he then went on to win a further 3 gold medals taking his total to 18 gold, two silve and two bronze, making him the most decorated Olympian ever.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, best moments, top 50Phelps - the greatest ever Olympian(©PA)Phelps - the greatest ever Olympian(©PA)Phelps - the greatest ever Olympian(©PA)Phelps - the greatest ever Olympian(©PA)Phelps - the greatest ever Olympian(©PA)Phelps - the greatest ever Olympian(©PA)Phelps - the greatest ever Olympian(©PA)Phelps - the greatest ever Olympian(©PA)Phelps - the greatest ever Olympian(©PA)Phelps - the greatest ever Olympian(©PA)Phelps - the greatest ever Olympian(©PA)Phelps - the greatest ever Olympian(©PA)Phelps - the greatest ever Olympian(©PA)Phelps - the greatest ever Olympian(©PA)Phelps - the greatest ever Olympian(©PA)3. Spectacular opening ceremonyAs much as British sceptics tried, few could criticise the spectacle that opened the London 2012 Olympic Games. In an opening ceremony which perplexed some international spectators, the proud eccentricity of British culture was showcased to the world. From the industrial revolution and the suffragettes, to Mary Poppins and Dizzee Rascal, the opening ceremony had it all.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, Top 50, best momentsSpectacular opening ceremony(©PA)Spectacular opening ceremony(©PA)Spectacular opening ceremony(©PA)Spectacular opening ceremony(©PA)Spectacular opening ceremony(©PA)Spectacular opening ceremony(©PA)Spectacular opening ceremony(©PA)Spectacular opening ceremony(©PA)Spectacular opening ceremony(©PA)Spectacular opening ceremony(©PA)Spectacular opening ceremony(©PA)Spectacular opening ceremony(©PA)Spectacular opening ceremony(©PA)Spectacular opening ceremony(©PA)Spectacular opening ceremony(©PA)2. Ennis wins goldAs the face of the Games Jessica Ennis had huge expectations to live up to. While it must have caused her many a sleepless night, it certainly made her a much anticipated gold in the women's heptathlon, an historical moment in British Olympic history.topThis field has been disabled for Gallery V2Olympics, Olympics 2012, London 2012, best moments, top 50Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)Ennis wins gold(©PA)1. The mobotTwo of the greatest stars of the London Olympics coming together to celebrate gold was surely one of the best moments the event. After winning the 5000m Mo Farah joined Usain Bolt who had just stormed to victory in the men's 4x100m relay. 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