With Rio 2016 just a few days away a poll of 2,000 Brits has revealed the top ten Olympic Games moments of all time.
In a stunning 44 minute spell, Super Saturday has come out on top with Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford all winning gold for Team GB.
Usain Bolt’s gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics came in second place, with Danny Boyle’s spectacular opening ceremony claiming a bronze medal.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes, which conducted the poll said, “Everyone has their own special memory of London 2012 and it’s provided a generation of young athletes with inspiration to follow their own dreams.”
“It’s also hugely encouraging to see that 87 per cent of Brits think that Olympic athletes set a good example for kids, and stars like Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and Tom Daley will surely be front and foremost in Rio, as they were in London.”
THE TOP 10 OLYMPIC MEMORIES
1. ‘Super Saturday’ at London 2012
2. Usain Bolt’s double gold at Beijing 2008
3. The London 2012 opening ceremony
4. Jesse Owens’ four gold medals in Berlin, 1936
5. The Jamaican Bobsleigh team’s appearance at the Calgary Winter Olympics
6. Steve Redgrave wins his fifth gold medal in Sydney in 2000
7. Michael Phelps takes eight golds in Beijing, 2008
8. Female athletes are allowed to compete for the first time in Paris, 1900
9. Athletes in wheelchairs allowed to compete in London in 1948
10. Dame Kelly Holmes wins double gold in Athens, 2004