LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 27: (L-R) First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama and David Beckham celebrate Nickelodeon joins Let’s Move for ‘Let’s Move London’ event at the American Ambassadors Residence, Winfield House, Regents Park on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images For Nickelodeon)
10. This adorable, multi-racial couple who starred in the “modern age” segment of the opening ceremony, real names: Jasmine Breinburg and Henrique Costa. [Photo credit: J. Focus/INFphoto.com]
9. Samuel L. Jackson’s EPIC Olympic tweets [Photo credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images For BET]
8. Senegal beats Uruguay! If you watched the 2010 World Cup, you remember the day Luis Suarez of Uruguay threw a hand up to stop a ball headed into the goal off the foot of a striker from Ghana. Suarez’s cheating cost him a red card, but Uruguay won the game. This May, Suarez, who in non-Olympic years plays for an English team, scored an eight-game suspension for racially taunting a fellow British player. Well, this weekend, the entire African continent got a little payback, when the team from Senegal shut Uruguay out, 2-0, to the delight of the Wembley Stadium crowd, which booed Suarez (here wearing number 9) every time he touched the ball. [Photo credit: Julian Finney/Getty Images]
7. Muhammad Ali (at the opening ceremony) [Photo credit: INF Photo]
6. First Lady Michelle Obama being picked up by this U.S. wrestler, Elena Pirozhkova. [White House photo]
4. Ryan Lochte’s “grille.” [Photo credit: Adam Pretty/Getty Images]
3. Gabby Douglas. [Photo credit: by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images]
2. Torch-bearing David Beckham.
… and Cullen Jones (pictured here with MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall, who took swimming lessons from the U.S. Men’s Swimming phenom, and posted this absolutely fabulous pic on her Facebook page) [Photo credit: Facebook]
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So far, the 2012 Olympics have had lots of high drama — including a stunt double for the Queen of England parachuting into the London stadium with James Bond. But there’s much more than that to love about the 2012 Games. Here are some of our favorites.