It's been about three months since the Closing Ceremonies - seems a right time to reminisce.
Always moved by the Olympics - bodies and spirits at their strongest. Heroes and inspirations. With the London 2012 Olympics, a few athletes were particularly inspiring to me:
Alise Post (BMX racer, St Cloud): After slamming into the ground face-first in a crash, Post is helped to walk across the finish line.
Robert Harting (Discus, Germany, Gold medal winner): Harting's pure joy and excitement after winning the Gold medal in the discus. He ripped off his shirt (Hulk Hogan-style), tied the German flag to himself, and leaped over several hurdles (literally).
And the after-party escapades:
Oscar Pistorius (Sprinter, South Africa): Already a six-time Paralympic champion, Pistorius is the first amputee-sprinter to compete in the Olympics.
Allyson Felix (Sprinter, USA): Her running style is long, smooth, purely elegant. Beautiful.