A survey by Sport England showed on Thursday that the number of people playing sport at least once a week grew by 750,000 in England this year.
London's Olympic Stadium looks set to become home to Premier League club West Ham United, ensuring the venue retains a prominent role in British sport once the memories of a golden Games begin to fade.
Security firm G4S has a fight on its hands to convince Olympic chiefs to hand over the two thirds of its contract fee that remains unpaid, after the group failed to deliver enough venue guards and forced the military to step in.
Tens of thousands of Britons took to the streets of London on Monday to cheer Olympic and Paralympic athletes, celebrating a summer of spectacular sport that surprised even the most optimistic by lifting the host nation's mood.
Olympic champion gymnast Chen Yibing said he will continue to compete after a controversial officiating decision at the London Olympics cost him dearly.
Gold medalists of the London Olympics welcome a new round of harvest back to China, including a large sum of bonus money as well as high appearance fees in commercial opportunites.
Japan's Olympic medallists brought downtown Tokyo to a standstill on Monday in an open-top bus victory parade witnessed by around 500,000 flag and fan-waving supporters.
The head of the Chinese Olympic delegation praised the nation's athletes for achieving outstanding results during the London Games during a summary and commendation conference.
British have increased their spending on sporting goods and socializing in the wake of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
If the wall of noise from an Olympic home crowd were a banned substance, Team GB would have been kicked out of the London Games on day one.
Olympic women's shot put champion Nadzeya Ostapchuk (pictured) has been stripped of the gold medal she won at the London Games a week ago after testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid.
Negotiations are under way for cricket-mad sprint king Usain Bolt to play in Australia's domestic Twenty20 Big Bash League, with Shane Warne leading the campaign to bring him to Melbourne.