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Carmelita Jeter of the U.S. holds her national flag after placing second in thewomen's 100m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 4, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT ATHLETICS)
2012 Summer Olympics in London - Great aerial shot of the new Olympic Stadium
United States' 4 x 100-meter medley relay team from left, Allison Schmitt, Dana Vollmer, Rebecca Soni and Missy Franklin pose with their gold medals at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
American swimmer Michael Phelps rewrote the record books on Tuesday evening at the London 2012 Olympic Games, becoming the most decorated Olympian of all time. The 27-year-old won the 18th and 19th Olympic medals of his career to pass Russian gymnast Larisa Latynina’s tally of 18, which had stood since 1964.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Jonathan Horton of the United States of America competes in the rings in the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Team qualification on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)