Olympic volunteers find that the world is in their grasp.
It is not just the athletes who have a passion for Olympic medals. Chen Hongkang has been collecting them for more than 35 years.
A 34-year-old, unnamed London man was apparently so gripped by Olympic fever that he decided to swim from Biarritz, France to New York.
Wang Mingjuan's father and mother celebrate after Wang won the women 48Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Yongzhou.
Chen Guanming, who cycled from China to London, poses for a photograph in front of his rickshaw in Chinatown, central London, July 28, 2012.
These children could be the next Li Ning, Guo Jingjing, Muhammad Ali, Aaron Cook and Matthias Stainer.
Just before the London Olympics Games is to begin, former Chinese Olympic winners wrote down their best wishes for the Games, as well as cheered on current athletes.
More than half of urban respondents in China said they are interested in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Liu Mu, a girl from Harbin, is one of many Chinese volunteers working for the upcoming Olympic Games in London, and she works at the London Games' media operation department.
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Snatching top prizes in the London Olympics is the number one task for Chinese athletes, but the concerns of Chinese people have gradually transferred from prizes to the charm of sporting competition.
Song has extensive volunteering experience in a number of domestic and international sports games.