London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

The Flame travels down the Thames on board the Royal barge Gloriana en route to the Olympic Stadium...

2.46pm Friday 27th July 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Torch Relay on final stretch under the shadow of Her Majesty. Picture: Nigel Vincent

2.44pm Friday 27th July 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Torch Relay nears its end as it travels along the Thames past the South Bank

2.43pm Friday 27th July 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Rowing boats on the Thames near Kingston as the Olympic Flame is carried aboard the Royal row barge Gloriana...

9.05am Friday 27th July 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Olympic Torch Relay makes its way towards St Pauls....

11.52am Thursday 26th July 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Torch Relay between Islington and The City of London: David Walliams passes the Olympic Flame to fundraiser Phil Packer, who suffered severe spinal injuries while on active service in Iraq...

9.58am Thursday 26th July 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

The largest boat to come into London’s West India Dock has arrived in Docklands for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. - the 178m cruise ship MS Deutschland. Photo: MGMT

3.12pm Thursday 26th July 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Team GB are welcomed to the Athlete's Village...

9.39am Thursday 26th July 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Belarus' Victoria Azarenka on the Olympic practice courts at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon...

3.17pm Wednesday 25th July 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Hot ticket: beach volleyball at Horse Guards Parade

12.15pm Wednesday 25th July 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Torch on the Tube: the Olympic flame travelled from Wimbledon to Wimbledon Park...

11.48am Tuesday 24th July 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Olympic torch is carried along Richmond Road in Kingston

11.39am Tuesday 24th July 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Cycling and the Marathon are among the Olympic sports that are free to watch...

3.14am Tuesday 19th January 2038

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

The Olympic Rings hang from Tower Bridge to mark one month to go to London 2012...

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Chart-toppers Muse have written a track called 'Survival' for the London 2012 Olympic Games...

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Great Britain's Andy Murray during a press conference, after being selected for the Olympic team at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon....Picture by Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Warm welcome: the Olympic Rings at Heathrow Airport...

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

12 weeks, 12,000 performances, 900 venues, 25,000 artists - the London 2012 Festival begins!

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Tyne at night: spectacular shot of the famous bridge in Newcastle upon Tyne...

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

The Olympic flame leaves York to the sound of cheering crowds at the National Railway Museum...

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Newcastle and Gateshead are the latest places to join the party with giant Olympic rings on the iconic Tyne Bridge...

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Kirsty Wade holding the Olympic Flame at the Calanais Standing Stones in Callanish as the sun rises on Day 24 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay...

8.45pm Friday 13th December 1901

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Relay: Torchbearer Peter Jack holding the Olympic Flame aloft on the Giant's Causeway in N. Ireland...

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Tickets are now being delivered as the Games draw closer...

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Grace and skill: gymnastics will be a major attraction at the Games

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Hot news: has the Olympic flame been near you yet?

3.14am Tuesday 19th January 2038

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Congratulations to Jessica Ennis who set a new UK record for the heptathlon while competing in Austria in May...

3.14am Tuesday 19th January 2038

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Power: swimmers will compete in the all-new Aquatic Centre on the Olympic Park

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Champion: Chelsea's Didier Drogba carries the Olympic Flame through Swindon

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Olympic Torch Relay: the Flame arrives in Wales

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

1.28pm Friday 27th April 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

The Firefly: carrying the Olympic Flame to the UK with a delegation including HRH The Princess Royal, David Beckham and five young people from across the UK...

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Three-time Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie will be the first Torchbearer to carry the Olympic Flame in the UK.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

The Olympic Flame is lit in Greece, in a ceremony dating right back to the Ancient Games. The Flame takes a journey around Greece before touching down in Cornwall for the start of its 70-day Relay around the UK, carried by 8,000 inspirational Torchbearers

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

And they're off: 42 test events for the London Olympics have been held in 28 venues over the last 12 months!

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Endurance swimmer and comedian David Walliams recently visited the GB Swimming team to see how their preparations are going in the build up to London 2012.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

The Olympic Flame is lit at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium, London, on 29th July 1948 - 64 years later and it's soon to happen again!

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Team GB's synchronised swimming squad, selected to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games...

8.45pm Friday 13th December 1901

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Preparing for the Games: Rowena Webster of Australia takes part in the Visa Water Polo International test event at the Water Polo Arena...

3.14am Tuesday 19th January 2038

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Bolt of lightning: how many World Records will be broken at London 2012?

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Park Live: Giant TV screens will be keeping spectators entertained at the Olympic Park. There are plans to offer general Park tickets, enabling people to come into the Olympic Park without tickets for sporting events.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Wheelchair Rugby is a sport so fierce it is often nicknamed “Murderball”. The Beijing 2008 gold medal was won by the USA.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Aerial view of the Olympic Park showing the Aquatics Centre.

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Louise Hazel featured by Rankin in new London 2012 exhibition at the Museum of London (Open 2-13 May, free entry).

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Colin Jackson featured by Rankin in new London 2012 exhibition at the Museum of London (Open 2-13 May, free entry).

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Publicity photo for the London 2012 Festival which features Damon Albarn, Tim Minchin, Cate Blanchett, Stephen Fry, Rihanna, Damien Hirst, Scissor Sisters, Jay-Z plus many other stars...

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Giant Olympic rings outside Cardiff’s historic City Hall - mae’n wych! Cardiff will host 11 London 2012 football matches...

1.00am Thursday 1st January 1970

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

The latest Olympic Rings installation on the side of the new Air Traffic Control tower at Birmingham Airport.

3.14am Tuesday 19th January 2038

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Giant Olympic rings at the entrance of the Channel Tunnel in Coquelles in northern France.

3.14am Tuesday 19th January 2038

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

The first set of giant Olympic Rings are unveiled at St Pancras International station in London.

3.14am Tuesday 19th January 2038

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

The Velodrome at sunset; the venue will host Track Cycling and Paralympic Track Cycling.

3.14am Tuesday 19th January 2038

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Spectacular: the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games

7.52am Saturday 28th July 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Inside the Aquatics Centre: the venue features a spectacular wave-like roof that is 160m long and up to 80m wide, giving it a longer single span than Heathrow Terminal 5.

3.14am Tuesday 19th January 2038

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Splash of colour: The central park footbridge spans over the River Lea at a focal point between the Olympic Stadium and Aquatics Centre.

3.14am Tuesday 19th January 2038

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Pure gold: The London 2012 Olympic medals, produced in Britain and designed by British artist David Watkins.

3.14am Tuesday 19th January 2038

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Bird's eye view: The Olympic Stadium will hold 80,000 spectators and host 208 events during the Games.

3.14am Tuesday 19th January 2038

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Athletes compete in the first ever Olympics held in London in 1908...Visit www.britishpathe.com to see more pictures

3.14am Tuesday 19th January 2038

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Athletes compete in the first ever Olympics held in London in 1908...Visit www.britishpathe.com to see more pictures

3.14am Tuesday 19th January 2038

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

4.25pm Tuesday 22nd May 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Spectacular: the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games

7.55am Saturday 28th July 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Spectacular: the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games

8.01am Saturday 28th July 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Photo finish: Lizzie Armitstead on her way to silver in the women's road race, behind eventual winner Marianne Vos from the Netherlands and ahead of bronze medallist Russian Olga Zabelinskaya. Picture from Richmond Park by Matthew Shard.

6.57pm Sunday 29th July 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Team GB celebrates winning the silver medal at the Artistic Gymnastic men's team final - only to be relegated to bronze after an appeal by Japan...Still a major achievement!

9.23am Tuesday 31st July 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

The Finn Class fleet head downwind during the first Finn Class race of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth & Portland Venue at Weymouth Harbour...

9.26am Tuesday 31st July 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watch the Team Eventing Jumping Final on day four of the London Olympic Games at Greenwich Park. Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA.

12.18pm Tuesday 31st July 2012

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South African Chad le Clos shows his emotion after his narrow win over American Michael Phelps for gold in the men's 200m Butterfly final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre...

9.17am Thursday 2nd August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Team GB's Bradley Wiggins celebrates winning the Men's Individual Time Trial on day five of the London Olympic Games at Hampton Court Palace...

9.15am Thursday 2nd August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Team GB's Peter Robert Russell Wilson during his Double Trap Mens Qualification at the Royal Artillery Barracks on day 6 of the London 2012 Olympics. Pic: PA

11.18am Thursday 2nd August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Team GB's Ben Ainslie during Race 7 of the men's finn class at Weymouth and Portland. Pic: PA

1.35pm Thursday 2nd August 2012

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Team GB's Tim Baille and Elienne Stott (left) on their way to a gold medal in the Men's Canoe Double Final at Lee Valley White Water Centre, on the sixth day of the London 2012 Olympics...

4.30pm Thursday 2nd August 2012

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Elienne Stott celebrates a gold medal for Team GB in the Men's Canoe Double (C2) at Lee Valley White Water Centre, on the sixth day of the London 2012 Olympics. Pic: PA

4.37pm Thursday 2nd August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Jessica Ennis competes in the high jump during the Heptathlon at the Olympic Stadium

3.09pm Friday 3rd August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Chen Xue of China helping her team to a 2-1 victory over Switzerland in beach volleyball...

4.28pm Sunday 5th August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Golden girl Jessica Ennis' Heptathlon triumph is celebrated with a Gold Medal stamp from Royal Mail.

4.32pm Sunday 5th August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Murray mint: Andy Murray beats Roger Federer to win the gold medal for Team GB at Wimbledon...

8.16am Tuesday 7th August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Ben Ainslie of Great Britain celebrates overall victory after competing in the men's Finn Sailing medal race on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Weymouth & Portland

8.18am Tuesday 7th August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Team GB's Alistair Brownlee celebrates gold with brother Jonathan who won bronze in the Men's Triathlon on the eleventh day of the London 2012 Olympics...Pic: PA

3.24pm Tuesday 7th August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Olympic Gold Medal winner Bradley Wiggins meets his hero Paul Weller at the Adidas Underground event in east London.

4.43pm Tuesday 7th August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Greenwich Park: London's oldest Royal park and home to the Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon Olympic events.

9.24am Wednesday 8th August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

German discus winner Robert Harting tears off his shirt, then decides to give the hurdles a try as he celebrates his gold medal...

9.25am Wednesday 8th August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Making a splash at Hyde Park: Alistair Brownlee wins gold for Britain in men's triathlon as brother Jonny takes bronze at London 2012 Olympic Games

9.32am Wednesday 8th August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Sir Chris Hoy celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's Keirin Track Cycling final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Velodrome (Getty Images)

4.50pm Wednesday 8th August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Sally Pearson of Australia wins the Women's 100m Hurdles Final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium (handout photo finish image supplied by Omega)

4.51pm Wednesday 8th August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Newport's Christian Malcolm put in a strong bid to reach the Olympic 200m final, but failed to progress beyond the semis.

9.55am Thursday 9th August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the 100m crown....

9.59am Thursday 9th August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Jumping for joy: the men's and women's BMX competitions have provided some spectacular action on two wheels...

10.00am Thursday 9th August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Japan's synchronized team practices during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Aquatics Centre...Picture: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

10.21am Thursday 9th August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

USA's Misty May-Treanor (right) and Kerri Walsh (left) celebrate winning gold in the women's beach volleyball at Horse Guards Parade. Pic: Chris Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

10.21am Thursday 9th August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

A Jamaican 1,2,3! Bolt, Blake and Weir take gold, silver and bronze respectively in the men's 200m final at the London 2012 Olympic Stadium

8.48am Friday 10th August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

New World Record: David Rudisha of Kenya and his amazing 800m victory...

8.50am Friday 10th August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

The first woman ever to win an Olympic Boxing gold medal: Congratulations Nicola Adams of Team GB...

8.50am Friday 10th August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Light show: the Olympic Closing Ceremony....

9.15am Monday 13th August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Spectacular: the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony...

9.17am Monday 13th August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Image of the games: Mo Farah and Usain Bolt swap poses...

9.18am Monday 13th August 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Michelle Stilwell of Canada celebrates winning gold in the Women's 200m - T52 Final on day 3 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium

9.28am Monday 3rd September 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Controversial: Brazil's Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira edges out defending champion Oscar Pistorius from South Africa to win the men's 200m - T44

9.30am Monday 3rd September 2012

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Team GB's David Weir celebrates winning gold ahead of silver medallist Kurt Fearnley of Australia and bronze medallist Julien Casoli of France in the Men's 5000m - T54

9.32am Tuesday 4th September 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Marie-Amelie le Fur of France leads ahead of April Homes of the United States in the Women's 100m T44 final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium...

9.33am Tuesday 4th September 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

USA's Matt Stutzman winning silver for Archery at the Paralympics...

9.34am Tuesday 4th September 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

Britain's David Weir, who trains in Richmond Park, leads the field in the men's 1500m — T54 final on his way to gold...

12.10pm Wednesday 5th September 2012

London Olympics 2012 - picture of the day

(L-R) Josef Craig of Great Britain, Shiyun Pan of China, Matthew Levy of Australia, Lantz Lamback of the United States, Matthew Walker of Great Britain, Yevheniy Bohodayko of Ukraine and Jonathan Fox of Great Britain compete in the men's 50m Freestyle - S

12.12pm Wednesday 5th September 2012

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