200 hundred countries and national teams are competing for the gold at the 2012 London Olympic Games. More than 10,000 athletes from around the globe have gathered in London for the 17-day 2012 Summer Olympic Games and so far, more than 500 medals have been awarded. Halfway through the games, here’s a look at some of the most amazing olympics photos that have been taken over the past eight days.
Jamel Herring, of the United States, after being defeated by Kazakhstan’s Daniyar Yelessinov in their men’s light welter 64-kg boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, on July 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Australia’s Jessica Fox competes in the women’s K-1 kayak slalom semifinal at the Lee Valley White Water Center in Waltham Cross, near London, on August 2, 2012. Fox won the silver medal in the final. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Russia’s Aliya Mustafina warms up before competing in the balance beam during the women’s individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena, on August 2, 2012. (Reuters/Mike Blake)
The full moon rises through the Olympic Rings hanging beneath Tower Bridge during the London 2012 Olympic Games, on August 3, 2012. This is the most impressive of all olympics photos ever taken till now. (Reuters/Luke MacGregor)
Nordine Oubaali of France (left) connects with Afghanistan’s Ajmal Faisal in the men’s Fly (52kg) Round of 32 boxing match at the ExCeL venue, on July 30, 2012. (Reuters/Murad Sezer)
Bronze medalists Nicholas McCrory, front and David Boudia, rear, from the US compete during the Men’s Synchronized 10 Meter Platform Diving final at the Aquatics Center in the Olympic Park, on July 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
The Olympic Cauldron burns as athletes compete in the Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Heats on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games, on August 3, 2012. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Hungary’s Mate Lekai makes a shot against South Korea in their men’s handball Preliminaries Group B match at the Copper Box venue, on July 31, 2012. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)
Samantha Arevalo Salinas of Ecuador starts in a women’s 800-meter freestyle swimming heat at the Aquatics Center in London, on August 2, 2012. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Nicola Spirig of Switzerland, shown just barely beating Lisa Norden of Sweden in this photo-finish image of the women’s triathlon final of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hyde Park, on August 4, 2012. (Reuters/Omega Ltd)
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