The best 2012 Olympics video

During the London 2012 Olympics, the BBC streamed more than 2,500 hours of live video. With this amount of live footage there's lots of memorable moments that even the most dedicated sports fan missed first time around.

Within this page you'll find a number of special collections including our personal top 20 moments from London 2012 , the 10 most popular clips from the BBC Sport website and some of our favourite humorous moments from this summer's Games.

Who could forget German diver Stephan Feck and his unfortunate effort in the diving, the moment Cuba's Lazaro Borges' pole snapped in the men's pole vault and Germany's Robert Harting showing some unique skills as he celebrated gold in the discus.

In addition you will find a sport by sport collection of the key highlights from London 2012, so if you want to enjoy Team GB's track cycling success or Mo Farah's groundbreaking performances in the Olympics Stadium you will find them all here.

You can also relive every Olympic session from our interactive calendar.

Top 10 most popular clips:


German diver lands on his back


Olympics: The funny side of London 2012


Ouch! The Olympics' most painful moments


Fans jeered as the women's doubles match between China's Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli and South Koreans Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na ended in controversy.


BBC basketball commentator gets hit by a ball whilst commentating on Brazil v Argentina


Farah seals second gold with 5,000m


Cuban suffers broken pole fault


BBC Olympics experts go crazy for Mo Farah


Bolt beats Blake to win 100m gold


Farah powers to Olympic gold


London 2012: BBC Sport's closing montage



Italy beat United States by a single point to win archery team Olympic gold in dramatic fashion at Lord's.


Mo Farah and Usain Bolt head to the podium to trade celebrations on the final day of athletics at the London 2012 Olympics.

BBC commentators Steve Cram and Brendan Foster stand to salute Mo Farah 's second gold medal in a thrilling 5,000m race.

Michael Johnson on Jessica Ennis pressure

Jamaican Usain Bolt says it is "a wonderful feeling" to have successfully defended all three of his Olympic sprint titles.

Usain Bolt retains 200m title to make Olympic history

Highlights of the Athletics finals including 5000m and 4 x 100m relay BBC Sport - London 2012 Olympics - Athletics Finals


Fans jeer as the women's doubles match between China's Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli and South Koreans Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na ends in controversy.


Tempers fray in the men's basketball quarter-final between Spain and France, which Spain won 66-59 to reach the last four.

BBC basketball commentator Mike Carlson gets hit by a ball whilst commentating on Argentina's quarter-final victory over Brazil.

An astonishing last-gasp three-pointer from Belinda Snell sends the crowd into raptures and Australia's Group B battle with France into overtime.

Beach volleyball:

A header from Jesus Villafane helps Venezuela win an unorthodox volleyball point against the Netherlands.


Nicola Adams says winning the first ever Olympic gold medal in women's boxing "made her day"

Dancing boxer celebrates gold

Anthony Joshua wins gold for Great Britain in the super-heavyweight boxing final with a dramatic victory over Roberto Cammarelle.

Luke Campbell secures his place in history as he becomes Britain's first bantamweight boxer to win an Olympic gold since 1908.

Canoe slalom:

Following the gold and silver in the men's double canoe slalom, both British pairs and their coach end up in the water.

Canoe sprint:

Great Britain's Ed McKeever leads from start to finish to win gold in the canoe sprint men's kayak single.

Cycling - BMX:

A massive pile-up in the first run of heat three of the men's BMX quarter-final results in an easy victory for New Zealand's Marc Willers.

Great Britain's Liam Phillips was in early contention but slipped back and fell before the end of the race.

Cycling - Mountain Bike:

France's Julie Bresset takes gold in the women's mountain bike cross country race at Hadleigh Farm.

Cycling - Road:

Olympic cycling: Watch Bradley Wiggins win time trial gold

Sir Steve Redgrave sports a pair of stick-on Bradley Wiggins sideburns in tribute to Britain's most decorated Olympian.

Bradley Wiggins cause a stir as he pops on to the BBC3 studio balcony while Jake Humphrey and the team are live on air discussing Team GB's football match against Uruguay.

Cycling - Track:

Sir Chris Hoy talks to BBC Sport's Jake Humphrey about his plans for the future and then thanks the masses of fans gathered outside the studio, before recording them on his phone.

Sir Chris Hoy claims historic sixth gold

Olympics cycling: GB men win team sprint gold

Trott blasts to stunning omnium gold

Sir Chris Hoy's mum Carol could barely watch her son compete in the men's keirin at the London 2012 velodrome, in which he went on to win his sixth Olympic gold medal.


Belarus's Vadim Kaptur performs an inward three and a half somersault dive and narrowly avoids hitting his head on the 10m platform.

Stephan Feck of Germany exits the men's 3m springboard competition after a calamitous dive in the second preliminary round.

Jack Laugher was lying in 25th place going into the final dive, however, he failed to qualify after recording a failed dive in round 6.


Phil Collins and Genesis prove to be surprisingly popular choices to accompany Olympic dressage routines in the individual freestyle at Greenwich Park.


Fencer Shin A Lam delays the epee competition at the London 2012 Olympics after refusing to leave the arena following defeat in the semi-final.


Top ten Olympic football goals

The USA score a last-minute winner in extra time to defeat Canada 4-3 in a thrilling semi-final of the Olympic women's football tournament.

Mexico stun Brazil with a shock goal inside the first minute of the Olympic football final.

United States' women's football team retain their Olympic title by beating Japan 2-1 in a thrilling Wembley final.

Gymnastics - artistic:

Epke Zonderland stuns the crowd at the North Greenwich Arena with an electric performance on the horizontal bar to win gold.

GB win silver & bronze in pommel final

China's Feng Zhe wins the gold medal in the parallel bars event in the gymnastics at the London 2012 Olympics with a score of 15.966.

Gymnastics - rhythmic:

Russia's Evgeniya Kanaeva becomes the first woman in Olympic history to retain the all-around title in individual rhythmic gymnastics.

Gymnastics - trampoline:

Two-time world champion and Beijing bronze medallist Dong Dong of China scores 62.990 to win gold in the trampoline event at the London 2012 Olympics.


Hungary beat Iceland 34-33 in extra-time and the team celebrated by dancing around one of their coaches.


Defending champions Netherlands reach the Olympic women's hockey final after beating New Zealand 3-1 in the first penalty shoot-out in Olympic history.

Germany's Oskar Deecke scores a sublime lob volley y against Australia, only for the goal to be ruled out for dangerous play.


Wembley played host to the biggest British crowd for a women's game as Team GB women's side beat Brazil 1-0 in front of more than 70,000.


Britain's Karina Bryant wins bronze in the women's +78kg judo after beating her opponent Iryna Kindzerska of Ukraine.

Great Britain's Gemma Gibbons wins a surprise Judo silver, losing in the 78kg final to American Kayla Harrison.

Modern pentathlon:

Samantha Murray wins modern pentathlon silver for Great Britain in the final event of the London 2012 Olympic Games.


Sir Steve Redgrave helps Mark Hunter to his feet after he and Zac Purchase missed out on the gold in the lightweight double sculls

Glover & Stanning win first GB gold

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, who won Great Britain's first gold of London 2012 with victory in the women's coxless pairs , are given a tour of Buckingham Palace.

A tearful Sophie Hosking and Katherine Copeland pick up their gold medals after winning the lightweight women's double sculls.


Australia skipper Olivia Price falls off the back of the boat and into the sea during the third race of the women's Elliott 6m gold medal contest in Weymouth on Saturday.

Great Britain's Ben Ainslie clinches his fourth straight gold medal in Weymouth.


Shooter Peter Wilson wins Britain's fourth gold medal of the London Olympics after winning the double trap competition.


Synchronised swimming:

Russia's Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina win duet Olympic gold with a stunning display in the synchronised swimming final.

Table tennis:

South Korea come from behind to defeat North Korea 3-1 in the first round of the 2012 Olympic men's team table tennis competition.


Historic bronze for GB's Muhammad

Jade Jones, the youngest Welsh winner of an Olympic gold medal, is celebrating her win in taekwondo. The 19-year-old's success is welcomed in her home town of Flint, as well as by her family.


Andy Murray produces a fantastic performance to banish the memory of defeat in the Wimbledon final and win gold for Great Britain, beating Roger Federer in straight sets.

Magic Murray wins gold for GB

Great Britain's Laura Robson and Andy Murray have to settle for silver after being beaten by mixed doubles top seeds Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi of Belarus.


Triathlete run over by rival after fall

How Britain's Alistair Brownlee took gold in the men's Olympic triathlon in Hyde Park on Tuesday.

A photograph is required to separate Nicola Spirig of Switzerland and Sweden's Lisa Norden following a dramatic sprint finish to the women's Olympic triathlon in Hyde Park.


Great Britain's women secure their maiden Olympic volleyball victory, coming from behind to stun African champions Algeria.

Brazil come back from a poor first set to beat the United States 3-1 and retain their women's volleyball Olympic title.

Water polo:

Olympic water polo: Balkan bust-up as Serbia beat Montengro to bronze

The Australia women's water polo team suffer an embarrassing moment when they prematurely celebrate victory in their bronze medal play-off, only to concede an equalising goal.

The Olympic water polo match between Spain and Croatia ends in controversy after officials disallow a last-gasp goal by Ivan Perez.


Behdad Salimikordasiabi of Iran wins gold in the men's +105kg weightlifting category with a total lift of 455kg.


Japan's Kaori Icho becomes the first woman to win three Olympic wrestling gold medals by beating China's Jing Ruixue in the freestyle 63kg final.

Jacob Stephen Varner of the USA wrestles his way to Olympic gold in the final of the men's 96kg freestyle at ExCel on Sunday.