Uganda's Olympic marathon champ Kiprotich returns home to a hero's welcome (Photo: Stephen Wandera / AP) #NBCOlympics
Suhr prize result Elena Isinbaeva, the returning gold medalist in women’s pole vault, was expected to repeat in London. Instead American Jennifer 2012 - Suhr out jumps the Russian for gold and carries a flag to celebrate. IOC/Jason Evans #london2012, #goldengirl, #olympics
London 2012 Emotional Moments- Day 12: Mohamed Farah of Britain, left, congratulates Rene Herrera of the Philippines after competing in the men's 5000m heats. Farah placed third in the first heat, while Herrera did not qualify for the final but clocked a personal best. (Photo: John G. Mabanglo / EPA) #NBCOlympics, #classact, #london2012
United States swimming gold medallists (L-R) Michael Phelps, Nathan Adrian, Matthew Grevers and Brendan Hansen send a message of thanks after the medal ceremony for the Men's 4x100m Medley Relay Final at the Aquatics Centre on August 4, 2012. The race marked the end of Phelps' Olympic career, during which time he won gold an astonishing 18 times.
USA's Kayla Harrison (in white) competes against Gemma Gibbons of Great Britain for the gold medal during the women's 78-kg judo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London. Harrison won the gold and Gibbons won the silver. She is the first American to earn an Olympic gold medal in judo #olympics, #judo, #london2012
Olympic athletic feet (yes, feet) | Athletes run past Olympic rings on a board as they compete in the men's 1500m round 1 event at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 3. (Photo: Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters) #NBCOlympics
When he was just 17 years old, Bob Mathias captured his first gold medal in the decathlon at the 1948 Games in London. Four years later, he became the first man to successfully defend a decathlon gold, winning another at the 1952 Games in Helsinki.