London 2012 Olympic Games

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With the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics coming to a close, what better time to celebrate the most awe-inspiring moments seen on the world stage? Here are Greatist's picks.

Were the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games the best yet? From the rise of women athletes to “Blade Runner,” we break down 14 reasons this year won gold.

U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas won gold at the London Olympic Games. Hear her thoughts on inspiring a generation of would-be Olympians.

In the spirit of the 2012 Olympics, we rounded up 15 lesser-known exercises inspired by the London Games. Try ‘em out to spice up your next workout!

Dashing isn’t just for the spice rack. Check our 15 facts on the 200 meter dash — the middle child of Olympic sprinting. We've got the low down from Usain Bolt's world record run to the event's origins.

Think that synchronized swimming is for wannabe mermaids? Think again. Synchro is a grueling sport bursting with athletic and artistic merit.

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U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas won gold at the London Olympic Games. Hear her thoughts on inspiring a generation of would-be Olympians.

Were the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games the best yet? From the rise of women athletes to “Blade Runner,” we break down 14 reasons this year won gold.

Joannie Rochette-small
With the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics coming to a close, what better time to celebrate the most awe-inspiring moments seen on the world stage? Here are Greatist's picks.

Don’t have a ticket to the 2012 Olympic Games? Never fear: The USA’s best and brightest are now Twitter all-stars, too. Read on for our top 30 athletes to follow so you don’t miss a thing.

And you thought plain running was hard. Learn about steeplechase, an Olympic race that has athletes hurdling and jumping through water pits!

Think performing one Olympic event is difficult? Check out the decathlon, which has athletes testing their skills in 10 different competitions. Talk about multi-tasking.

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