Sensational moments from the greatest show on earth

Following Danny Boyle's mesmerising opening ceremony, London 2012 has gone from strength to strength.  

It’s been an exciting week for athletes and spectators alike. The nation have been glued to their screens, making last ditch attempts to get their hands on a ticket whilst Twitter has been at full capacity with more than 10 million tweets sent so far.  

Day Six of the Games saw Team GB rake in its biggest medal haul to date and shows much promise for the second half of the sporting extravaganza.  

With 15 shiny medals in the bag, Team GB rise to an impressive 5th place in the medal table – HELLO! Online reflects on the highlights so far.  

Sir Chris Hoy pedals his way to his fifth Olympic gold medal in the team sprints


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge join in with the crowd's jubilation after the king of velodrome and powered his way into history. He has equalled Steve Redgrave's tally of five Olympic golds


Earlier in the week God Save the Queen was heard for the first time at the podium after a terrific performance and an utterly convincing wing for rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning  

The 16-year-old Chinese swimming sensation Ye Shewin won gold in 400 metre individual medley  completing her last length faster than  men's champion Ryan Lochte 

The moment that Americans Michael Phelps (right) and Ryan Lochte find out they've secured the gold and silver in the 200-metre individual medley. This takes Michael's Olympic gold medal total to 20  making him the most decorated Olympian of all time  

Zara Phillips and Team GB eventing team secure silver after three days of stiff competition in Greenwich Park 

The Queen made a dramatic entry at the jaw-dropping opening ceremony, directed by the legendary Danny Boyle 


Just 10 days after winning the gruelling Tour de France Bradley Wiggins steals off with the men's time trial 

Chad Le Clos' look of utter disbelief as he beats his hero Michael Phelps to take the gold in the 200 metre butterfly 

Gabby Douglas, nicknamed "The Flying Squirrel", became the first African American to win an Olympic gold medal in gymnastics