The closing ceremony of London’s 1948 Olympic Games took place 65 years ago today. Boxing was an all-male sport then. Hungary’s Laszlo Papp won middleweight gold by knocking out Britain’s John A. Wright. At London’s 2012 Games, Britain’s Nicola Adams won the first Olympic gold medal ever awarded in women’s boxing. Here, Adams jabs Chungneijang Mery Kom Hmangte of India during their flyweight match.
Galen Rupp embraces his coach and mentor, Alberto Salazar , at the 2012 London Olympic Games , after winning the silver medal in the 10,000 meters, in a come from behind, exciting last lap. This was the first Olympic medal in the mens 10000 meters for the USA since the 1964 Tokyo Olympics (Billy Mills won the Gold in Tokyo).
One year on! Check out these highlights from the first day of events at the London 2012 Olympic Games including an Italian clean sweep in the women’s foils and a gold medal for USA swimmer Ryan Lochte.