GlobalPost takes you from London to far-flung training grounds, where some of the most inspiring contenders began their journey. We've got underdogs, heavyweights — and a pub's eye view of the events. Check here for the latest Olympics news, analysis and results.
MEXICO CITY — Beer flowed early in Mexico City bars and restaurants as fans gathered to watch the London Olympic men's soccer final on Saturday. Such matches usually leave a bitter taste for fans used to watching Mexico flop over the past two decades. But fans tasted something different in the gold-medal match: international soccer success, beating five-time World Cup champion Brazil 2-1 in London and burying decades of “futbol” futility.
Just hours after the Olympic flame was extinguished, Nadzeya Ostapchuk was stripped of her London Olympic gold. Ostapchuk, the women's Olympic shot put champion, was stripped of her gold medal after testing positive for a banned substance,