London 2012 Olympics: The wonderful and weird

  • 14 August 2012
  • From the section UK

With the Games now over, we look back at the amazing feats of human achievement and the surprising things the two-week celebration of sporting ability has taught us.

Note: Medals per capita have been calculated using country populations from the UN Population Division, 2010 revision. Olympic Park visitor numbers are up to 9 August. Source: Locog, Guinness World Records, Dangerous Decibels Project, Action on Hearing Loss, UK Health and Safety Executive, UN Population Division, news agencies, BBC correspondents. Pictures: Getty, Reuters, AP, AFP.

Produced by Lucy Rodgers, Claire Shannon, Nour Saab, Luke Ward and Marina Shchukina