Dubbed the ‘Social Olympics’, the action from the 2012 London Games have been more prominent online than ever before.
One unexpectedly viral aspect of the games has been photos of the athlete’s expressions during their sports.
Here’s a sample of the best.
Eugenie Le Sommer, a French athlete head-knocking the ball into her opponent during
the bronze medal soccer match.
Photo by Hussein Malla | AP
Kohei Uchimura, an athlete from Japan vaults in the gymnastics men’s individual all-around final.
Photo by Quinn Rooney | Getty Images
Nagasia Hayasha, an athlete from Japan is sprayed with water whilst participating in a field hockey match.
Photo by Bullit Marquez | AP
Mattias Andersson, a Swedish handball player fails to stop a goal from the opposing team during their quarterfinal match.
Photo by Marko Djurica | Reuters
Rachel Yurkovich from Team USA throws a javelin during the qualifying stage of the competition.
Photo by Kiby Lee | USA Today Sports
Feng Zhe, a gymnast representing China performs on the parallel bars during the men’s apparatus finals.
Photo by Gregory Bull | AP
Lauma Griva, a Latvian long jumper during the qualifying stage of the competition.
Photo by Phil Noble | Reuters
He Chong, a 3m springboard diver representing China during the semi-finals.
Photo by Tony Melville | Reuters
Matthew Mitcham, an Australian diver participating in a practice session.
Picture by AAP
Nikola Raden represents Serbia in the men’s water polo preliminaries.
Photo by Laszlo Balogh | Reuters