President Barack Obama has congratulated British PM David Cameron for hosting an "extremely successful" Olympic Games in London.
Basking in post-Olympic glory, Britain has succumbed to reality while Heathrow Airport braces for 116 000 people leaving the UK .
State-run newspapers have hailed China's "Olympic spirit" despite slipping back to second place in the medals table.
A large crowd has gathered to welcome SA's Olympic heroes, cheering as they arrived at OR Tambo International Airport.
London is nursing a collective hangove as it bades farewell to the Olympics and to thousands of athletes heading home.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula have received the first of SA's Olympic athletes as they arrived home.
South Africa's Olympic Games team have returned home to a heroes welcome at OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg.
Now to Rio, where preparations to host 2016 Olympics are sparking.
South Africa's Olympic campaign has been dope-free so far, Team SA chief medical officer Kevin Subban has said.
The government says it is proud of the South African Olympic team, which has arrived back home, spokesperson Jimmy Manyi says.
President of Sascoc Gideon Sam congratulated all SA's Olympic athletes on a job well done and encouraged them to start planning for the 2016 games in Rio at a gala dinner held in Cape Town.
Rugby Sevens will take centre stage at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games.
See pictures from OR Tambo International as Team SA arrive home from the London Olympics.
All the pictures from Jamaica's record-breaking run in the 4x100m relay at the Olympics stadium, as Usain Bolt won his third gold medal at the London Olympics.
A look at Cameron Van der Burgh's new ride, an Audi R8 V10 Spyder!
Britain's military will take two years to return to normal after being called upon to provide troops for the London Olympics.
NBC's TV coverage of the Olympics was the most-watched television event in US history, attracting some 219.4 million viewers.
The revolution disrupted her training but Hala Gezah's "childhood dream" of competing in an Olympics came true as the only Libyan woman at the 2012 London Games competed in the 100m.
George Hoy might be the happiest teenager in London.
The London Olympics may be over, but it's not too late to take home a national flag from the athletes' parade or a used javelin.
South Korea has taken a swipe at the London Olympics over alleged cases of biased refereeing, vowing to step up Seoul's influence.
From the track to the ring to the sandpit, this crop of Olympians just can't stop the beat.
The BBC says its live television coverage of the Olympic closing ceremony peaked at 26.3 million viewers.
Caster Semenya has admitted that she made a mistake by starting out too slowly in her 800m final at the London Olympics.
Up to 700 people have been evacuated from New Zealand's Olympics hospitality house following a fire believed to have been sparked by a canister being used for a braai.
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