The 83-member strong Indian contingent was said to be the biggest but more importantly the strongest ever. However, India managed to win just 6 medals. Here's a look at the names who didn't live up to their billing in our top 5 flops at the London Games.
For skeptics, the Olympics were deliciously doomed: London's transport network would surely fail, Britain's athletes would flop, rain would prevail and terrorists would strike. But then the sun came out after months of sodden skies, vehicles moved briskly, there were no attacks and British athletes reeled in a shocking 65 medals.
While a rousing reception await the medal winners back home, let's not forget some of our fantastic athletes who came so near yet were far. Here's our compilation of top 5 athletes who deserve a little more than a polite pat on the back, saying well done.
After being in the news that they are available in record numbers in the London Games, condoms are back in the limelight following an inquiry ordered when a bucket full of the unofficial latex was discovered.