Jul 31, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Travis Stevens (USA), in white, competes against Ole Bischof (GER) in the men's 81kg judo semifinals during the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL.
Spectators take pictures under the rings at the Olympic park during the 2012 Summer Olympics.
US gymnasts McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber bite their gold medals after taking first place in the team competition. It's the second time a US women's team took home the gold — the first was in 1996.
Battle to the end
American Travis Stevens dons a white bandage to protect cuts over his left eye suffered in the early part of this semifinal match against Germany's Ole Bischof in the men's 81-kilogram division. Stevens lost by a judge's decision after battling the eventual silver medalist to a scoreless tie.
South Korea's Choi Byung-chul duels with Italy's Andrea Baldini in the bronze-medal match of the men's individual foil competition. Choi Byung-chul won 15-14.
Gabby Douglas competes on the balance beam in front of her American teammates.
Reason to cheer
South Korea's Choi Byung-chul, who eventually wins the bronze medal, celebrates his win over China's Jianfei Ma in men's individual foil.
Make a splash
Burundi's Beni Bertrand Binobagira of competes in Heat 1 of men's 100m freestyle.
To the hole
Spain's Pau Gasol lays up a shot as he breaks past Aron Baynes of Australia.
Take a leap
A multi exposure picture shows China's Chen Ruolin and Wang Hao compete in the women's synchronised 10m platform final.
Timing is everything
Mexico's Alejandra Orozco Loza and Paola Espinosa Sanchez compete during the women's synchronized 10-meter platform diving final.
China's Ding Ning plays a forehand during her quarterfinal victory in women's singles table tennis action. The top-seed followed with a semifinal win and will play for the gold on Wednesday.
Russia's Valeriy Shomin ejects spent cartridges after shooting during the second day of qualifiers for the men's skeet event.
Make the play!
China's Chai Biao (right) and Guo Zhendong play in men's doubles badminton action. They lost 2-0 to Denmark's Carsten Mogensen and Mathias Boe.
Dust it off
Germany's Laura Ludwig reacts during a beach volleyball match against Brazil, which Brazil won 2-1.
Argentina's Emmanuel Lucenti celebrates after defeating France's Alain Schmitt during their men's -81kg elimination round of 16 judo match.
Great Britain's Zara Phillips brings her horse High Kingdom in for inspection prior to the show-jumping phase of the equestrian eventing competition Tuesday at Greenwich Park in London. The team went on to win the silver medal.
Make a splash!
China's Jiao Liuyang competes in a women's 200-meter butterfly heat at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park Tuesday.
Egypt's Fatma Rashed (left) and Sara Mohamed Baraka recover after finishing last in a lightweight women's rowing double sculls repechage.
American Clark Burckle competes in a men's 200-meter breaststroke heat as swimming action continues in London.
Spain's Elsa Baquerizo eyes the ball during the beach volleyball match against Argentina Tuesday. Spain won 2-0.
Denmark's Kamilla Rytter Juhl (on ground) and Christinna Pedersen celebrate after beating China's Zhao Yunlei and Tian Qing in a women's doubles badminton match in London.