Live blog: 2012 London Summer Olympics

Updated several times a day: TODAY and NBC News editors are live blogging the Olympics, curating the top tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram pictures from athletes, anchors and attendees using Storify. 

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Why didn't the British Team march in the Closing Ceremony at the 1948 London Games?

    Reply#1 - Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:24 PM EDT

    Is there any way possible that you guys could cover the equestrian events better? I love all the Olympics but this is actually quite a popular event that lacks consistent coverage. Please do a better job than previous years!

      Reply#2 - Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:26 PM EDT

      Savannah Guthrie .. Please stop talking over Natalie!! VERY annoying! Natalie ... Please take the lead on the interviews.. SG is too dominating.

        Reply#3 - Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:18 PM EDT

        Am going to be in London as of Friday.... where is the Today show "Live"... want to come and see it next week...

          Reply#4 - Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:20 PM EDT

          Today Show, thank you for inviting half of the swim team to London. Gosh, I wonder what the other half of the team is doing....maybe wondering why they weren't good enough. What a great way to motivate the team into doing well.

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          Reply#5 - Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:17 PM EDT

          websites showing the games live are there any broadcasting live

            Reply#6 - Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:25 PM EDT

            Rejected Olympic Slogans Of Participating Countries"
            "China: Let us win once or we will stop production of iPhones and Ipads"
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              Reply#7 - Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:32 PM EDT

              Husband and I have been watching Olympic coverage on Today all week. This moring we were very disturbed by the banners across the bottom of the screen. Husband first complained during today's food segment, when it blocked our view of what they were cooking; then again when the banners blocked our view of the swim teams "call me maybe" bit. It went right over the lips of the athletes lip syncing. If you have to have the banners can't you photo journalists plan for it, and shoot important info higher in the viewing field?

                Reply#8 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:08 AM EDT

                I love the Olympics!!! But spread the love. If you shared the USA girls gymnastics interview for number 1 andnumber 3 what about number 2? Show Gabby's interview. She deserves it. Don't deny her for any reason. Her story and her journey are inspirational, positive and relatable. She is an American and she is representing our country. Show her the respect she deserves.

                  Reply#9 - Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:45 AM EDT

                  The Olympics has been wonderful but sadly one guy is missing out, please watch our short film about the forgotten athlete Lee Thompson -

                    Reply#10 - Wed Aug 8, 2012 7:40 AM EDT

                    I have noticed during the brief periods I have been able to watch the coverage of the Olympics, (in fact every one them), that athletes, parents of athletes, and team members carry "The Star Spangled Banner" around loosely, some use it as if it were Superman's cape, some cover their laps with it as if it were a stadium blanket during a game on a cold day. I have seen some drop it to the ground and snatch it back up in a wadded ball, (e.g., during the men's platform diving yesterday, parents of U.S. diver Troy Dumais had flag draped across their laps, and when they raised their arms to cheer, it fell to the ground. Following women's beach volleyball last pm, one of the athletes celebrated with the crowd at the courts edge, and multiple flags were tossed to her, some wadded, some fell to the ground). Is this the new flag etiquette? I always thought treatment of Old Glory in this manner was desecration and disrespectful?

                      Reply#11 - Thu Aug 9, 2012 6:42 PM EDT
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