2008 Beijing Summer Olympics - Usain Bolt's legs put on just as much of a show at the 2008 Olympics as his ego. His salute after the 4x100-metre relay is the image of his career.

The 101 Most Iconic Photographs in Sports History

Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning his third gold medal after the final for the men's relay during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Womens Discus Throw

Sandra Perkovic of Croatia competes in the women's Discus Throw final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium.

Great Britain have set an Olympic record by winning 67 medals at the Rio 2016 Games, two more than they managed at London 2012.  Since the modern Olympic era began in 1896, no country has increased its medal tally at the summer Games immediately following the one it hosted.

Rio Olympics 2016: Team GB medal tracker as Rio 2016 total beats London 2012

Rio Olympics Team GB medal tracker as Rio 2016 total beats London 2012

London 2012: Jason Kenny breaks Olympic record in sprint cycling ...

London 2012: Jason Kenny breaks Olympic record in sprint cycling

London Jason Kenny breaks Olympic record in sprint cycling

Medal winners: The British Olympians who clinch gold, silver or bronze at the London 2012 Games

Our greatest Games: The record-breaking fortnight for Team GB that saw the men and women clinch 29 Olympic gold medals

August, London Olympics : Team GB, medal winners - gold, silver and bronze.

Nadia Comăneci - the first female gymnast ever to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event, in Montreal, 1976

Nadia Comăneci is a Romanian gymnast, winner of three Olympic gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and the first female gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event.

Sebastian Coe: Olympic champion 1500m, former world records 800m, 1500m and mile, chairman of organizing committee for London Olympics 2012

Sebastian Coe: Breaking three world records in 1979 made me a marked man for Moscow

Running man: Lord Sebastian Coe Three world records in 41 days in the summer of 1979

Sebastian Coe is one of the great names of British sport. His energy, enthusiasm and strength of opinion helped create an amazing Olympic’s.

Relive the moments that went down in history from the Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics. Access official videos, results, sport and athlete records.

10 Questions That Olympic And Paralympic Sports activities Will Reply This SeptemberBy Darci Miller | Sept. 11, 2017, 4:15 p.m. (ET) With pumpkin products being sold in stores, fall is unofficially upon us. And with fall comes the conclusion of the summer sports season and winter season beginning to gain momentum. From world championships and season finales to national championships and world cups, take a look at the events that will answer some questions for Team USA in September. Download…

10 Questions That Olympic And Paralympic Sports activities Will Reply This SeptemberBy Darci Miller | Sept. 11, 2017, 4:15 p.m. (ET) With pumpkin products being sold in stores, fall is unofficially upon us. And with fall comes the conclusion of the summer sports season and winter season beginning to gain momentum. From world championships and season finales to national championships and world cups, take a look at the events that will answer some questions for Team USA in September. Download…

1948 London Olympics: Caption from LIFE. "Guinn Smith of U.S. won the hard way -- in a driving rain which caused vaulters' hands to slip from bamboo poles and made Olympic record impossible. Above, Smith's body is draped over bar as he fails on first try at winning height. Next time he made it."  Photos From LIFE Magazine - LIFE

Caption from LIFE. “Guinn Smith of U. won the hard way — in a driving rain which caused vaulters’ hands to slip from bamboo poles and made Olympic record impossible. Above, Smith’s body is draped.

Olympics 2012 in infographics: track & field !

Olympics 2012 in infographics: track & field

The Graphic News guide to each sport in the Olympics, from running, javelin and shot put to walking

Lord Coe believes world records could tumble in London this summer thanks to the intimate layout of the Olympic Stadium, which brings spectators very close to the running track

London 2012 Olympics: Lord Coe says stadium is on track to break records

Lord Coe believes world records could tumble in London this summer thanks to the intimate layout of the Olympic Stadium, which brings spectators very close to the running track.

Tom Slingsby of Australia competes on his way to winning gold in the Men's Laser Sailing on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth & Portland Venue at Weymouth Harbour

Duchess of Cambridge takes to the water in Weymouth before paying a visit to record-breaking Ben Ainslie and the Team GB sailing team on tenth day of the Games

Tom Slingsby of Australia competes on his way to winning gold in the Men's Laser Sailing on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth & Portland Venue at Weymouth Harbour

1948 London Olympics: Distance champion Emil Zatopek of Czechoslovakia starts last lap in 10,000 meters, where he set a new Olympic record. He received a gold medal and promotion from second to first lieutenant in Czech army.  Photos From LIFE Magazine

1948 London Olympics: Distance champion Emil Zatopek of Czechoslovakia starts last lap in meters, where he set a new Olympic record. He received a gold medal and promotion from second to first lieutenant in Czech army. Photos From LIFE Magazine

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