Friday Photos: Olympic Games

Kyra Hanson
By Kyra Hanson Last edited 29 months ago
Friday Photos: Olympic Games

If you missed out on the Olympics three years ago (understandably many of us vacated London in a panic over crowded public transport) now's your chance to see top athletes compete, as Sainsbury's Anniversary Olympic Games and National Paralympic Day are returning to Queen Elizabeth Park in Stratford. We've selected our favourite adrenaline-fuelled images which capture the spirit of the sporting events, as well as the nervous anticipation and tensions that arose leading up the Olympics.

Thanks to the following photographers for use of their photos via the Londonist Flickr pool: Jet Nepomuceno, Pallab Seth, Grant Bush, Simon & His Camera, P'ptje, Darren Johnson, Chris Marchant, tonybill, martinbaker76, chriskench, Leon Harris, Mike King

Ecstatic - the moment Mo Farah won the Men's 5000m Final. Photo: Mike King
Ecstatic: the moment Mo Farah won the Men's 5000m Final. Photo: Mike King
Mid-dive. Photo: Leon Harris (2012)
Mid-dive. Photo: Leon Harris (2012)
Inspire. Photo: chriskench (2012)
Inspired. Photo: Chriskench (2012)
Olympic Reflections. Photo: martinbaker76 (2014)
Olympic reflections. Photo: Martinbaker76 (2014)
Olympic Velodrome. Photo: Tonybill (2012)
The velodrome. Photo: Tonybill (2012)
Olympic Men's Cycle Road Race on Richmond Road. Photo: Chris Marchant (2012)
Olympic Men's Cycle Road Race on Richmond Road. Photo: Chris Marchant (2012)
Alistair Brownlee at London Olympic Men's Triathlon Final in Hyde Park. Photo: Darren Johnson (2012)
Alistair Brownlee at London Olympic Men's Triathlon Final in Hyde Park. Photo: Darren Johnson (2012)
Olympic riots. Photo: P'ptje (2012)
Cock-a-hoop. Photo: P'ptje (2012)
Happy campers at The Stadium. Photo: Simon & His Camera (2013)
Happy campers in the park. Photo: Simon & His Camera (2013)
Expansive Olympic Stadium. Photo: Grant Bush (2013)
Not too shoddy. Photo: Grant Bush (2013)
The Olympic Torch in Barking Park. Photo: Pallab Seth (2012)
An Olympic torch in Barking Park. Photo: Pallab Seth (2012)
An apocalyptic scene. Photo: Jet Nepomuceno (2014)
Anish Kapoor's ArcelorMittal Orbit looking all apocalyptic. Photo: Jet Nepomuceno (2014)

Last Updated 24 July 2015