Eight-year-old Charlotte O'Brien has begun doing gymnastics in her front room using old socks to mimic support bandages, while Edward Smith, also eight, is now determined to get into BMX cycling.
Indian boxer Devendro Singh's bid for an Olympic bronze medal was dashed after he succumbed to Ireland's Paddy Barnes in a high-voltage quarter final contest which was marked by some debatable refreering and controversial warnings at the Excel Arena here.
Star boxer M C Mary Kom's quest for a historic Olympic gold medal in women's boxing came to a heart-breaking end when she lost to Great Britain's Nicola Adams in a high-voltage semi-final at the ExCel Arena here today.
John Major was a face in the crowd at the Olympic velodrome as Chris Hoy seized a sixth career gold but the sport-loving former prime minister also played a part in Britain's biggest medal haul in more than a century.
There have been "marathon mice", "Schwarzenegger mice" and dogs whose wasted muscles were repaired with injected substances that switch off key genes. It may not be long before we get the first genetically modified athlete.
India's Mary Kom put in another fine performance in the ring on Monday to assure India of another medal as she knocked aside Tunisia's Maroua Rahali, thereby moving into the women‘s flyweight (51kg) category semi-finals.
My friend and sculling coach Gabi Cipollone won her first Olympic gold medal as a teenager from East Germany in Montreal back in 1976.
Famously bearish economist Nouriel Roubini has branded the Olympics an "economic failure", saying Londoners have left the city and tourists have stayed away following "excess warnings".
While Olympics being the flavour of the season, bookstores are filled with a range of books focusing on the big sporting extravaganza.
The microblogging site Twitter has been so abuzz about NBC's tape-delayed coverage of the Olympics that the #nbcfail hashtag was created last week as a way to consolidate criticism of the network.
India's Mary Kom marked her Olympics debut with a hard-fought 19-14 victory over Poland's Karolina Michalczuk to move into the women's flyweight (51kg) category quarter-finals, where she will meet Tunisia's Maroua Rahali.
The phenomenal speeds reached by the teenage Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen at the 2012 Olympics are raising questions about whether the gap between men and women in sport may one day disappear.
The first Saudi woman to compete at the Olympics may have bowed out after only 80 seconds on the judo mat on Friday but she was hailed as a heroine by many web-users in her homeland and given an enthusiastic reception by the Olympic crowd.
US President Barack Obama is proving to be a swimming fan.
If the millions of Olympics-related tweets flooding the Internet in recent days are a measure of Twitter's popular appeal, the company's big presence in London also signals something else: its arrival as a major player in the world of big-time brand advertising.
With London Olympics, Twitter has arrived as a major player in the world of big-time brand advertising.
India's Leander Paes and his unheralded partner Vishnu Vardhan fought valiantly before bowing out of the Olympics men's doubles tennis event.
British athlete Jack Oliver woke up on the morning of his Olympic debut to find he'd overslept.
Top swimmers cautioned against assumptions of doping as a debate over the astonishing performances of a Chinese swimmer threatened to overshadow Michael Phelps' bid to become the most decorated Olympian of all time on Tuesday.
In scenes reminiscent of the controversy over empty seats during the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, organisers of the ongoing Olympics have been hard pressed to explain rows upon rows of empty stands at several Olympics events.
Winning a gold medal is the aspiration of all Olympics athletes yet its physical value is a token compared to the cash bonuses many nations pay winners and the impact on an athlete's brand value.
A crackdown by 'logo police' on brands being linked to the Olympics without official sponsorship rights is proving a challenge rather than hindrance for some companies who are relishing testing the limits.
A group of US athletes protested on Twitter on Sunday over curbs on appearing in commercials during the Olympics in what looked like a concerted challenge to rules designed to protect Games sponsors.
Shooting took centre stage at the Olympics on Saturday when IOC President Jacques Rogge handed over the first gold medal of the London Games, but it was the pioneering and pregnant athletes who stole the show.
The Olympics in London will be very different from the Olympics that were hosted by Beijing.