The flame was extinguished on the Olympic Games for another four years on Sunday night, but not before Team GB took their gold medal haul to 29, the most since London hosted the Games in 1908.
Mo Farah completed a long distance double on Saturday evening, winning the 5000m final to go with the 10000m gold he won at the end of the first week. Earlier, Ed McKeever won in the men’s K1-200 metres canoeing final.
The final two gold medals were won in the Excel Arena in Greenwich where the finals of the men’s boxing were taking place. On Saturday night Luke Campbell beat Irishman John Joe Nevin in the bantamweight final and Anthony Joshua took gold in the super-heavyweight final yesterday afternoon.
With Wembley having been used for the Olympic football tournaments, Sunday’s Community Shield was played at Villa Park. League champions Manchester City triumphed in the traditional curtain-raiser to the new Premier League season, winning 3-2.
Fernando Torres opened the scoring for the FA Cup winners, but Branislav Ivanovic was shown a red card for a reckless challenge on Aleksandr Kolarov just before half time and in the second half City made the most of their one-man advantage.
City scored three goals in the space of 12 minutes early in the second half to take control of the game and they held on despite Ryan Bertrand’s late tap-in.
Rory McIlroy won the USPGA Championship at Kiawah Island last night, finishing a huge eight strokes ahead of the field on thirteen under.
McIlroy won his second major ahead of Englishman David Lynn who finished a surprising second in his first major for nine years.
Justin Rose and Ian Poulter finished equal third along with Keegan Bradley and Carl Pettersson on four under as two of the four Britons to finish in the top six.
Bradford closed the gap between themselves and eighth-placed Hull KR, beating them 32-26 on Friday evening to trail by just points difference.
Jamie Langley scored twice to help his side to a hugely important win, which puts them close to making the playoffs despite a season fraught with crippling financial and a six-point penalty for entering administration.
Second-placed Warrington registered an emphatic 30-10 win over league-leaders Wigan to emphasise their title-winning credentials in advance of the playoffs.
Lancashire continued their fine run of form in the ECB40, increasing their lead at the top of their group with a simple nine-wicket win over Netherlands.
Defending champions Surrey collapsed against Durham, losing by 142 runs to lose ground near the top of their group.