As London gears up to host the Closing Ceremony of Olympics 2012, here's a random selection of golden moments that had adrenalin rushing and fans awestruck! The assorted selection of images aims to capture the glory and honor of the Games and do not in any manner attempt to take the limelight away from winners. IBTimes salutes the spirit of sportsmanship among all participants in the epic event.

The United States Olympic Team emerged the clear winners with the highest Olympic Gold medal tally of 44 at the time of writing this article. Team China was not far behind though, having clocked 38 gold medals in the Games.

Golden Snapshots From the Games

In surprise to a very few, the U.S. women team earned gold in women's basketball. The Americans defeated France in convincing fashion, 86-50. With a 19-0 run in the third quarter, the U.S. team was able to break the game open. Candace Parker scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the U.S. It was the fifth-consecutive gold medal for the U.S. women.