The world is going to have to go sports cold turkey when the London Olympic Games come to an end this Sunday. The number of sports we have seen is simpy breathtaking. Yesterday the one that stood out for me was the BMX racing. Fast, furious, and dangerous. [42 photos total]

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Athletes compete in the men's canoe single (C1) 200m heat at the Eton Dorney during the London 2012 Olympic Games (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Daria Dmitrieva competes using the ribbon in her individual all-around gymnastics qualification match at the Wembley Arena (MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS) #
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Argentina's Miguel Antonio Correa reacts after competing in the men's kayak double (K2) 200m semifinal at the Eton Dorney during the London 2012 Olympic Games (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Venezuela's Ricardo Roberty Moreno bleeds during his fight with Guinea-Bissau's Augusto Midana on the 74Kg on the Freestyle wrestling at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games (SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS) #
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China's Zou Shiming fights Ireland's Paddy Barnes during their Men's Light Fly (49kg) semi-final boxing match at the London Olympic Games (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Evgeniya Kanaeva competes using the ribbon in her individual all-around gymnastics qualification match at the Wembley Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS) #
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Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli prays after winning gold in the men's 10km marathon swimming at Hyde Park during the London Olympic Games (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Alex Meyer of the U.S. drinks as he competes in the men's 10km marathon swimming at Hyde Park during the London Olympic Games (STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS) #
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Australia's Janine Murray competes using the clubs in her individual all-around gymnastics qualification match during the London 2012 Olympic Games (JORGE SILVA/REUTERS) #
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Jordan Ernest Burroughs of U.S. fights with Canada's Matthew Judah Gentry on the Men's 74Kg Freestyle wrestling at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games (GRIGORY DUKOR/REUTERS) #
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Latvia's Rihards Veide and Edzus Treimanis crash with France's Quentin Caleyron and Connor Fields of the U.S. during the men's BMX semi-final run during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the BMX Track in the Olympic Park (PAUL HANNA/REUTERS) #
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Spain's team perform in the synchronised swimming teams free routine final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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Latvia's Edzus Treimanis is seen with kinesio tape on his face during the men's BMX semi-final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the BMX Track in the Olympic Park (STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Clemente Russo celebrates after being declared the winner over Azerbajan's Teymur Mammadov after their Men's Heavy (91kg) semi-final boxing match at the London Olympic Games (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
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Japan's team are seen from underwater as they dive in to perform in the synchronised swimming teams free routine final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Latvia's Maris Strombergs stand under the finish line after winning the men's BMX event during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the BMX Track in the Olympic Park (STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS) #
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Cyclists compete in the men's BMX final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the BMX Track in the Olympic Park (PAUL HANNA/REUTERS) #
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Japan's team are seen underwater as they perform in the synchronised swimming teams free routine final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre (TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Gasol fouls Russia's Fridzon during their men's basketball semifinal match at the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS) #
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Gold medallist Latvia's Maris Strombergs sings his national anthem at the men's BMX victory ceremony during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the BMX Track in the Olympic Park (PAUL HANNA/REUTERS) #
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Hungary's Gergo Ivancsik reacts after his team was defeated by Sweden in their men's semi-final match at the Basketball Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games (ADREES LATIF/REUTERS) #
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Great Britain's players celebrate winning at the women's bronze medal hockey match at Riverbank Arena at London 2012 Olympic Games (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Adam Gemili reacts after his team was disqualified in the men's 4x100m relay round 1 heat during the London 2012 Olympic Games (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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Japan's Shinji Takahira celebrates his team's qualification to the final after the men's 4x100m relay round 1 heat during the London 2012 Olympic Games (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
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Ethiopia's Meseret Defar celebrates as she crosses the finish line in first place in the women's 5000m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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Brazil's Rezende celebrates with his team mates winning the second set against Italy during their men's semi-final volleyball match at Earls Court during the London 2012 Olympic Games (IVAN ALVARADO/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Misha Aloian fights Mongolia's Tugstsogt Nyambayar during their Men's Fly (52kg) semi-final boxing match at the London Olympic Games (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
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Visitors cast their shadows as they stroll at the ExCel arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games in London (MURAD SEZER/REUTERS) #
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Jordan Ernest Burroughs of U.S. celebrates with fans after defeating Iran's Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi on the final of the Men's 74Kg Freestyle wrestling at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games (GRIGORY DUKOR/REUTERS) #
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Carmelita Jeter of the U.S. reacts as she wins the women's 4x100m relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
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Members of the U.S. team pose with their national flags after winning the women's 4x100m relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Italy's players celebrate after they defeated Serbia in their Men's Semifinal water polo match during the London 2012 Olympic Games (LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS) #
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Australia's Matthew Mitcham performs his first dive during the men's 10m platform preliminary round at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre (TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Felugo and Tempesti celebrate their team's victory over Serbia in their Men's Semifinal water polo match during the London 2012 Olympic Games (LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS) #
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Morgan Uceny of the U.S. reacts after failing to finish the women's 1500m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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France's Renaud Lavillenie reacts as he competes in the men's pole vault final at the London 2012 Olympic Games (MARK BLINCH/REUTERS) #
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France's Renaud Lavillenie successfully clears 5.97m during the men's pole vault final at the London 2012 Olympic Games (MARK BLINCH/REUTERS) #
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Argentina's Delfino is guarded by Bryant of the U.S. during their men's basketball semifinal match at the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games (SERGIO PEREZ/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' Lammers and van As celebrate winning against Argentina during their women's gold medal hockey match at Riverbank Arena at London 2012 Olympic Games (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Bahamas team celebrate after winning gold in the men's 4x400m relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' team playrs throw flowers as they pose with their gold medals during the women's hockey victory ceremony at the Riverbank Arena at the London 2012 Olympic Games (SIMON NEWMAN/REUTERS) #
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Azerbaijan's Magomedrasul Medzhidov gives a thumbs down after Italy's Roberto Cammarelle was declared the winner of their Men's Super Heavy (+91kg) semi-final boxing match at the London Olympic Games (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #

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