The unforgettable games

The horses! August 8, Greenwich Park. Canada’s Ian Millar, 65, takes part in the individual equestrian jumping event. He finished ninth-equal on his horse Star Power

Left: Daley’s dives: August 11, Aquatics Centre, Stratford. Tom Daley competes in the men’s 10m platform diving. He went on to win a bronze medal. David Boudia of the USA won gold and China’s Qiu Bo silver

Right: Mo Farah’s moment: August 11, Olympic Stadium, Stratford. Mo Farah celebrates with the crowd after winning the men’s 5,000m final. He also took gold in the men’s 10,000m

Left: Cycling’s Games: August 10, BMX Track, Olympic Park, Stratford. The women’s BMX semi-finals. Colombia’s Mariana Pajon went on to win gold, while the silver and bronze medals were taken by Sarah Walker of New Zealand and Laura Smulders of the Netherlands. BMX has been an Olympic sport since 2008

Right: Effort and exhaustion: August 11, The Mall, central London. At the end of the men’s 50km race walk, Chilsung Park (Republic of Korea) is helped by London 2012 staff. Park finished 13th, one place ahead of Ivan Trotski (Belarus), seen to the left of the picture. The race was won by Russia’s Sergey Kirdyapkin in 3:35:59

Read Simon’s three previous series of photographs from London 2012:

London 2012: it all starts here

London 2012: spectator sport

London 2012: right on track

Simon Roberts is releasing a limited-edition print from his series of Olympic photographs. For more information, go to

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