London 2012 Olympics: boxing and cycling experienced a new level of noise

The Olympic Stadium, the velodrome and the boxing venue at the Excel all generated unforgettable noise:

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In another part of the pool, Tom Daley elicited a curiously deep concern after imploding in mid-round in the men’s 10m platform synchronised diving with Peter Waterfield.

All the expectation of the last four years seemed to be twisting his spirit and his dives. But after a nervy start to the individual event, Daley came through to win bronze, and dedicated it to his late father, who died from brain cancer last year.

Paula Radcliffe was forced to give up her quest for an Olympic medal when injury kept her out of the women’s marathon but Farah took distance running to new heights.

By Paul Hayward, Telegraph

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