LONDON -- Chances are, if you were watching NBC during the past 17 days, you saw The Queen jump out of a helicopter with James Bond, and you caught Usain Bolts races and victory poses, Michael Phelps fantastic swims, the U.S. womens soccer team gold-medal win over Japan and the gravity-defying gymnastics acts of Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman and Danell Leyva.
No doubt you saw the inspirational South African, Oscar Blade Runner Pistorius, and Great Britains golden girl, heptathlete Jess Ennis, whose abs and megawatt smile have been plastered all over this city for months.
If you were lucky, you saw Somali-born and London-raised Mo Farahs emotional win in the 10,000 meters, and his heartwarming celebration with pregnant wife Tania and their 7-year-old daughter, Rhianna.
But with 16,000 athletes competing and 302 events, it is impossible to witness all the feel-good moments.
Here are 10 you might have missed:
• The Sculling Sloth: Oftentimes, the last-place finishers are as interesting as the gold medalists. That was the case with Niger rower Hamadou Djibo Issaka, who finished nearly two minutes behind the leaders in the heats of the single sculls.
Issaka comes from landlocked Niger and just picked up rowing three months ago.
He had no rowboat, so he trained in a fishing dinghy.
He was allowed to enter the Olympics under a special program for developing nations.
When the 35-year-old crossed the finish line in 8:53.88, far behind the winners of his heat, the crowd at Eton Dorney roared, and his smile was as brilliant as a gold medal. The British media nicknamed him The Sculling Sloth.
• Proud Pop: It isnt easy being an Olympians parent, which is why they twist and writhe in their seats, and cover their eyes and scream and pray. When South African swimmer Chad Le Clos stunned Phelps to win the 200-meter butterfly, his burly father Berts reaction was priceless.
A BBC crew happened to be near the proud dad at the moment and pulled him aside for an interview.
He shouted the word unbelievable over and over, and the look on his face spelled pure, unbridled pride in his baby boy.
Hes the most down-to-earth, beautiful boy youll ever meet in your life. Look at him! Hes crying like me. I love you! ... Is this live? he said in his hoarse voice. He became an instant YouTube sensation.
• Quick thinking: Dutch judoka Edith Bosch won a bronze medal, but her work was not over.
She wound up making a huge tackle at the track and field stadium a few nights later.
Bosch saw a drunken fan throw a bottle at the sprinters lining up for the mens 100-meter final. It fell behind Jamaican Yohan Blake in Lane 5.
Bosch ran over and tackled the unruly fan. Police arrived shortly thereafter and escorted him out.
She tweeted: A drunken guest throws a bottle on the track! I have beaten him unbelievable!
• Special souvenir: World champion Kirani James of Grenada eased into the 400-meter final with a ho-hum run in his semifinal heat. But that semifinal will forever be engrained in James memory because among the runners on the track with him was Pistorius, who had made history by becoming the first double amputee to run in the Olympics.
Pistorius finished last in the semifinal.