The 30 Most Memorable Moments of the 2012 Olympic Games

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The 30 Most Memorable Moments of the 2012 Olympic Games
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We watch the Olympics in anticipation of the next great moment. The next heroic Kerri Strugg vault, Cathy Freeman sprint or Jason Lezak anchor leg. The most memorable moments, however, are not always moments of greatness. They can be heartbreaking, like Liu Xiang's injury at the 2008 Beijing Games, or tragic like the massacre of Israeli athletes in Munich.

We watch because we are eager to witness history, and the Olympics is teeming with history-making opportunities.

Here are the most memorable moments from the 2012 London Olympics.

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