Based in Paris, Gavin Mortimer is an award-winning author who writes about sport, France and history for The Week.
Buy a basketball hoop, a flag, a Bradley Wiggins signed shirt – all available in the great Games sell-off
But the crowd gave Olympic volunteers a bigger cheer than Russell Brand miming on a camper van
Few will disagree with sprinter after he became first Olympian to defend 100m and 200m titles
It's not us making fun of KP's massive ego, say team-mates – but Pietersen remains sceptical
Cycling champion 99.9 per cent sure these will be his final Games as he asks: 'How can you top this?'
Beaten French champion Gregory Bauge demands to know how the young English cyclist won
While Team GB was racking up six golds, our footballers were flunking penalties once again
No time to celebrate as the Jamaican sets out to defend his 200m and 4x100m relay crowns too
Heptathlete records three personal bests as Team GB enjoys its best Olympic medal haul in a century
'I crashed on purpose to get a restart,' says Hoy's team-mate Philip Hindes before changing his story
Man of the people Wiggins leaves 'prawn sandwich fest' to celebrate with time trial spectators
Three golds for the Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan – none for Britain. Come on Brad!
'You let your dad down I hope you know that' wrote troll after Daley and Waterfield failed to win medals
'Girl power' gets Team GB on the medals table after Saturday's disappointments
GB’s male gymnasts and women’s footballers provide bright spots on disappointing Day One
Longest-serving royal consort in British history described himself as an 'amoeba' – but the nation owes him more than it knows
Like the SAS, the tough-as-nails Royal Marines section dates back to Winston Churchill's day
How did a respectable Parisian couple's two young children come to test positive for cocaine?
Elite rugby director humiliated and RFU is disarray after vice-captain's punishment is slashed
When Britain went to war in 1914, the FA refused to allow players to break their contracts to enlist
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