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Best Bits of the London 2012 Olympics | Highlights

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Published on Aug 21, 2012

Re-live some of the greatest moments from the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Featuring such athletes as Mo Farah, Michael Phelps and David Rudisha this video takes a look back at some the defining moments from the Summer Games.

Subscribe to the Olympic channel: http://bit.ly/1dn6AV5

Every edition has its own story to tell and will be remembered for some truly remarkable performances from sporting legends such as Jesse Owens, Abebe Bikila, Jean-Claude Killy, Nadia Comaneci, Katarina Witt, Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt, to name just a few.

Find more about the Olympic Games at http://www.olympic.org/olympic-games

Music: "If this is it" by Newton Faulkner

Comments • 1,430

Mia Pitman
One of my favourite videos on YouTube..it made me cry
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Müge Soydan
3:02 really got me, the girl Merve Aydin was at third place when she was injured, but still insisted on finishing the race. I really felt for her. She probably dreamed of that moment for years, but it was shattered in single a moment. She still resisted, and that's the genuine spirit. I don't think I'd have the courage to finish in that condition, I'd be scared my injury would get worse.
Thomas Roberts
I shed afew tears as well because it brought back loads of memories
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Ali
2008 was good, 2016 will be good; but those trying to compare any to 2012 are missing the point. It could have been the worst games in history but to US it is and always will be the best. Why? Because it wasn't just about the sport or medals or records, it was about our country and the way we all came together. It was about a summer where everyone forgot their problems and smiled and felt proud to be hosting such an event. It wasn't about being the biggest spectacle or spending the most money or having 1,000 drummers perfect to an inch of their lives training wearing nappies for 12 hours a day for 6 months, or a million fireworks all going off within a nano second of when they were planned. It was about us expressing who we are, a little eccentric, somewhat crazy, having a sense of humour the rest of the world doesn't understand and being proud. So to us, 2012 was the best games ever and will always remain so. It made us proud of GB and what we achieved on a (relatively) shoe string budget and no one else outside Britain will appreciate that fact the way we will. 
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varisha love
Beijing opening ceremony was great but as a whole London has a place in my heart. It felt amazing especialy the people. My extended family came from India, America, and Australia that month to watch Olympics while on vacation let me tell you none can forget this Olympics still even though we been to a few, and to think people thought we wouldn't be ready in time and thought something going to go wrong. It was perfect. I miss it so much. I wish we can experience it again.
Niko McKeever
Where was Gabby Douglas?
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rosserm11
Okay Rio, the stage has been set. Give us the best of Brazil, where London gave us the best of Britain. 
RossHamMil
I'm not gonna lie, i cried a little bit watching this
ByTheTimeYouHaveFinishedReadingMyLongUsernameIHaveTakenYourBagel
By far the best Olympic games there has ever been
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Norbert Evans
I agree--the 2012 summer games in London were bar-none the greatest show on earth.
ProduccionesSAPDX
nahhh beijing was superb
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Olivia Kendrick
London 2012 was the best Olympics I have ever seen and most likely the best I will ever see. It made me so proud to be British. For such a small country, this ceremony was beyond spectacular. You could feel the atmosphere in the stadium when shown on TV and team GB really lived up to expectations. I honestly can't wait for Rio next year but, in my opinion, nothing will ever come close to London 2012. It's legacy will live on for a very, very long time.
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OSCAR ARALUCE HERNANDEZ
+Olivia Kendrick I <3 #LONDON2012 Greetings from Mexico :)
Olivia Kendrick
+Mayara Sales I can't wait for Rio! ❤️
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EthanPlaysFIFA
IF FIFA GAVE US THE WORLD CUP IT COULD BE AS GREAT AS THIS! 😂
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DaProHobbit
I didn't realise the British press passed on info to the FBI at all, let alone regarding international matters...
davyjones68
I've waited nearly 50 years for that to happen...hate to break the news to you kid, but it's never going to happen, not as long as those brainless sycophantic upper crust suits are in control at the FA...everybody knows how to fix the problem but for years nobody has had the balls to do it...Brian Clough aside (if only he'd got the job)
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kxhunter88
I keep on going through the Olympic YouTube channel and watching these recaps of the Olympics after Sochi ended... the nostalgia hurts so badly...
Niamh Clark
Wish Olympics could come back to London
Niamh Clark
Love this video it brings all the best bits back to life :)
Archie ESC
Why does it has to go to Rio! I wish London could have it every year, the smile on  our faces. WE ARE PROUND TO BE BRITISH! INSPIRE A GENERARTION!
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