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In pictures: London 2012, Day 16

The final medals were handed out as Great Britain prepared for a huge send-off.

Arnold Schwarznegger takes in the views with Mayor of London, Boris Johnson (left). (Sean Dempsey/PA Wire)

Nikola Karabatic of France leaps to score in the Men’s Handball Final. France won. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

LeBron James and Kevin Durant celebrate their basketballing gold medal. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

… while Pau Gasol and Rudy Fernandez of Spain had to settle for silver. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Mo Farah cheers up British Prime Minister David Cameron with his trademark celebration. (Max Nash/PA Wire)

Michael Conlan gets a congratulatory kiss from his mother, Theresa. (©INPHO/Dan Sheridan)

The Men’s Marathon participants jog past Big Ben. (©INPHO/Morgan Treacy)

The French handball team do the ‘Usain Bolt’. (EMPICS Sport)

Russia celebrate during their Men’s Volleyball Final win over Brazil. (EMPICS Sport)

Young supporters get a great view of the Men’s Marathon. (Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

As it happened London 2012 Olympics, day 16

Sonia O’Sullivan: It has been a very, very successful Olympics for Team Ireland

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