London Olympics 2012
Michael Phelps (L) and Missy Franklin (R) pose with watches given to them as the best performers at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, in Omaha, Nebraska, July 2, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT SWIMMING OLYMPICS)
Inspirational Moments: Olympic celebrations - Kerri Walsh and Misty May (R) from the United States celebrate their win in the women's gold medal match on August 24, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Beach Volleyball Centre at the Faliro Coastal Zone Complex in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)
Kerri Walsh and Misty May (R) from the United States celebrate their win in the women's gold medal match on August 24, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Beach Volleyball Centre at the Faliro Coastal Zone Complex in Athens, Greece.
United States' Allison Schmitt reacts to her gold medal win in the women's 200-meter freestyle swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Tuesday, July 31, 2012.
(L-R) Missy Franklin, Jessica Hardy, Lia Neal and Allison Schmitt of the United States celebrate with their bronze medal during the the Medal Cermony for the Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay on Day One of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 28, 2012 in London, England.
Ryan Lochte All-American boy wonder Ryan Lochte has already earned one gold medal in London and is all set to bring home more. His chiseled looks have no doubt helped him land sponsorship deals with the likes of Speedo, Nissan, Gillette, and Gatorade. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) Michael Phelps Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time and his perfectly toned body is proof that swimming is one of the best workouts around. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time and his perfectly toned body is proof that swimming is one of the best workouts around.
This is an older photo, but it surfaced Sunday on Twitter and was passed around the Web after Pistorius raced. It reminds viewers that what Pistorius did for other amputees is immeasurable. Around the world, there were people who are missing arms and legs who looked at him and thought, "If he can do it ..." Ellie Challs, the young girl he is racing here, saw a man who looked like her, but didn't accept limits.
Gold medallist Michael Phelps of the United States exits the pool after the United States won the Men's 4x100m medley Relay Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 4, 2012 in London, England.
McKayla Maroney of the United States stands on the podium with her silver medal during the medal ceremony following the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Vault final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 5, 2012 in London, England
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London 2012: Who were the real winners, losers? (Photo: Al Bello / Getty Images) #NBCOlympics
Slideshow: Michael Phelps through the years | Final Olympic golden moment: Michael Phelps, center, of the U.S. celebrates with teammates from left, Brendan Hansen, Matthew Grevers and Nathan Adrian after receiving their gold medals for winning the men’s 4x100 medley relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games, Aug. 4, 2012. (Photo: Jorge Silva / Reuters) #NBCOlympics
The Olympic flame burns in a cauldron atop the Athens Acropolis on May 16, 2012 in Athens, Greece. The Olympic flame with be handed over to London during a handing over ceremony that will be held in Athens on May 17. www.nbcolympics.c... (Photo: Yannis Behrakis-Pool / Getty Images) #NBCOlympics
Giant sets of Olympic Rings are going to be displayed at iconic sites across the United Kingdom. The largest set of Rings to be installed are seen in this photo on the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle and Gateshead. nbcnews.to/L71X9m #NBCOlympics