Photo gallery: One year on relive the top 20 moments of the London 2012 Olympic Games
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The opening ceremony. Danny Boyle's show proves to be an absolute masterclass and wows the crowd – and the world. It proves to be the perfect way to get the event going and settle some nerves.
The moment the Queen appeared on screen with James Bond is a piece of genius in action.
Team GB's first medal was silver and came on day two, in the women's cycling road race when Lizzie Armitstead claimed the glory.
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Bradley Wiggins claims gold in the men's cycling time-trial less than two weeks after being crowned Great Britain's first ever winner of the Tour de France. His trademark sideburns soon become the must-have accessory of cyclists across the country.
Team GB's first gold medal was won in the women's rowing pair event, with Helen Glover and Heather Stanning being roared across the line at Eton Dorney by a huge crowd.
Sir Chris Hoy wins an incredible sixth gold medal of his career by sprinting to a dominant win in the men's keirin in the veledrome, to become Great Britain's all-time greatest Olympian.
Jessica Ennis seals her women's heptathlon gold medal by storming to the finish line in the home straight of the 800m to send a packed-out Olympic Stadium into raptures.
Greg Rutherford jumps 8.31m in the Olympic Stadium to claim gold in the men's long jump. Suddenly he's the country's most loved ginger ahead of Chris Evans and Ron Weasley.
Mo Farah surges into the lead on the final lap of the men's 10,000m and is roared over the line by the excited crowd inside the Olympic Stadium to win gold.
Lowestoft boxer Anthony Ogogo won his last-32 men's middleweight bout against Dominican Republic's Junior Castillo Martinez and earned himself a difficult clash with world number one Ievgen Khytrov. After three rounds of an enthralling fight the judges had the boxers tied at 18-18. But 23-year-old Ogogo was declared the winner on count-back and dropped to his knees to emotionally celebrate the biggest victory of his fledgling career. He goes on to take silver.
Andy Murray beats Roger Federer in straight sets to claim a tennis gold medal at Wimbledon, the same venue where he had lost to Federer in the Wimbledon Grand Slam final earlier in the summer.
Laura Trott claims gold in the women's omnium, having already been part of the women's team pursuit gold success. Trott overhauled American Sarah Hammer in the final event of the multi-discipline event, setting an Olympic record in the time-trial to snatch gold and become a double world and Olympic champion at just 20 years old.
Mo Farah follows up Super Saturday with gold in the 5,000m before swapping trademark celebrations with Usain Bolt.
Bert le Clos celebrates his son Chad's swimming gold in style. He tells BBC's Clare Balding: 'Unbelievable, unbelievable, unberrrleevable. I've never been so happy in my life. It's something indescribable. What happened is like I died and went to heaven and whatever happens in my life now it's plain sailing. Wow. Look at him. He's beautiful. What a beautiful boy.'
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Nicola Adams wins Boxing gold and melts the hearts of millions with THAT smile.
Alistair and Jonny Brownlee take Triathlon gold and bronze.
David Rudisha's victory in the 800m set a new world record and was one of the best run races in the history of the Games.
Britain win gold in the team showjumping – their first for 60 years. Sadly the horses don't get medals.
Usain Bolt wins gold in both 100m and 200m races. Claims that he is in fact not a human remain unproven.
Gemma Gibbons wins judo silver and then pays an emotional tribute to mother Jeanette, the parent who took her to her first judo class aged six and had died of leukaemia in 2004. Hearts melt all over the world.
And how could we forget …
The moment Boris Johnson got stuck on a zipwire. Classic Boris.