14 August 2012
Last updated at 17:00
Many Olympic medallists are being feted as they return to their home countries. In Kabul, taekwondo bronze medallist Rohullah Nikpai joined a parade at the national stadium.
Guatemala won their first ever medal at the Games - Erick Barrondo brought home a silver medal for his performance in the men's 20km race walk.
There were jubilant scenes at the Michigan airport where 17-year-old Claressa Shields, who won the USA's only boxing gold medal at the Games, claiming the middleweight title, arrived home.
In Budapest, pommel horse gold medallist Krisztian Berki was surrounded by supporters at a welcoming ceremony.
Brazil's volleyball players, who beat the USA to win gold, rode through Sao Paulo on fire engines.
Thousands attended a ceremony honouring the Dutch Olympic team in Den Bosch.
France finished seventh in the medal table, and celebrated with an open-top bus ride by its athletes along the Champs-Elysees.
In India, bronze medal-winning boxer Mary Kom, a mother of two, took part in a traditional Manipuri dance at a reception in New Delhi. She was also awarded with a cheque for 1m rupees (£11,500).
In Trinidad and Tobago, thousands of supporters welcomed javelin thrower Keshorn Walcott, who won the country's first gold medal since 1976. Local media say he has been awarded a luxury mansion and cash for his efforts.
South Korea's Olympians were welcomed in Incheon, with Kim Hyeon-woo (front row, right) sporting the black eye he picked up on the way to his gold medal in the men's 66kg Greco-Roman wrestling competition.
South African swimming gold medallists Chad le Clos (third from left) and Cameron van der Burgh (fourth from right) got an enthusiastic reception in Johannesburg along with the rest of South Africa's Olympic team.