Awe: British table tennis player Vicki Smith carries the Olympic torch

And they're off! Thousands cheer as Olympic flame leaves Land's End and begins 8,000-mile relay across Britain for London 2012

Awe: British table tennis player Vicki Smith carries the Olympic torch

British tennis player Andy Murray gave the hometown crowd quite a show Sunday (Aug. 5) when he defeated tennis great Roger Federer of Switzerland to take the 2012 Summer Olympics gold medal.

Andy Murray avenges Roger Federer's Wimbledon victory at 2012 Summer Olympics

British tennis player Andy Murray gave the hometown crowd quite a show Sunday (Aug. 5) when he defeated tennis great Roger Federer of Switzerland to take the 2012 Summer Olympics gold medal.

Ping, Earls Court  Admittedly, Boris Johnson would have it called Wiff, which may be a better name, but the truth is ping-pong can make for a really fun night. Including an original table from the Olympic Games alongside dozens of others, great fun can be had playing, drinking, or lobbing loose balls at any over-enthusiastic players at this location

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Ping, Earls Court Admittedly, Boris Johnson would have it called Wiff, which may be a better name, but the truth is ping-pong can make for a really fun night. Including an original table from the Olympic Games alongside dozens of others, great fun can be had playing, drinking, or lobbing loose balls at any over-enthusiastic players at this location

76 years ago - Fred Perry in action against Roderich Menzel on Court 1 in 1935

A spotter's guide to Wimbledon as Andy Murray and Roger Federer clash in final

76 years ago - Fred Perry in action against Roderich Menzel on Court 1 in 1935

Olympic gold medalist Jonathan Edwards carries the torch through Ilfracombe where he grew up.

London 2012 Olympics torch relay: week one in pictures

Olympic gold medalist Jonathan Edwards carries the torch through Ilfracombe where he grew up.

Grenadan-born Johnson Beharry, who was awarded the Victoria Cross, carries the Olympic torch today. His Princess of Wales Royal Regiment is one of those likely to be cut

Grenadan-born Johnson Beharry, who was awarded the Victoria Cross, carries the Olympic torch today. His Princess of Wales Royal Regiment is one of those likely to be cut

Aluko: Women's World Cup could rival men's England forward Eniola Aluko explains why this year's tournament could impact the growing status of female players  Who's in England's World Cup squad? BBC coverage of Women's World Cup Record crowds, superpowers and icons

Aluko: Women's World Cup could rival men's England forward Eniola Aluko explains why this year's tournament could impact the growing status of female players Who's in England's World Cup squad? BBC coverage of Women's World Cup Record crowds, superpowers and icons

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