London and the home-standing British athletes stood out at the 2012 Olympics but the spotlight was grabbed by Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt.
China completed a sweep of the Olympic badminton gold medals Sunday, bringing an end to a tournament that created headlines for the wrong reasons.
Qing Tian and Zhao Yunlei, whose loss in group play was perhaps the catalyst to an Olympic scandal, Thursday reached the women's doubles badminton finals.
Amid all the cheers Wednesday, particularly from the home fans, the biggest Olympic moment came from a group of officials not used to the spotlight.
The Badminton World Federation kicked some of the biggest stars of the sport out of the Olympics Wednesday for purposely trying to lose a match.
Li Xuerui of China, the highest seed in action to open the Olympic badminton singles tournament, had no trouble advancing Saturday.
Hyo Jung Lee and Yong Dae Lee of South Korea won the Olympic gold medal Sunday in badminton mixed doubles.
Du Jing and Yu Yang of China won the first gold medal awarded in the Olympic badminton competition Friday, winning the women's doubles title.
Du Jing and Yu Yang of China won the Olympic gold medal Monday in the women's badminton doubles.
China placed three competitors in the semifinals of the women's Olympic badminton tournament Wednesday, giving that country a chance to sweep the medals.