The rest of this blog is for your viewing enjoyment – faces and photos from the first week. Click on each picture for a companion article from a multitude of news agencies.
Mark Cavendish at the finish of the Men’s Road Race for Team GB
Women’s Skeet Test Firing medalist Kim Rhode is the first American competing in an individual sport to receive a medal in five consecutive Olympics.
Michael Phelps now holding the record for most Olympic medals
Women’s Gymnastics scores gold in the team competition
And now some pictures just for fun