GB athletes have smashed targets for the number of medals. The venues, the organisation and the welcome have been lauded around the world. And there are real hopes that London 2012 might indeed inspire a new generation of champions.
Commemorate an amazing 17 days with a special print edition of The Independent today, Monday 13 August 2012. It's £1.20 from all our usual outlets. Or call HERE to order; prices including postage and packaging are £3.50 in the UK and £5 for Europe and the rest of the world.Reuse content