So there seems to be a small sporting event taking place in London, currently into it’s 9th day called the Olympics… who knew??

9 days in and what a spectacle it has been so far with Team GB taking 6 gold medals in one day alone. As with anything on this scale I’m always on the lookout for some of the better images, taken by the news and wire service photographers on the ground. Here is a quick round up of some that I’ve seen so far:

Olympics 2012: Opening ceremonies – Boston Big Picture
“Once again in grand style the Olympics were opened with flash and flair. The show was designed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle with 15,000 volunteers helping take the audience through British history. The event culminated with the parade of athletes and the lighting of the Olympic cauldron for the London Games that run through Aug. 12.”

London Olympics 2012 – Boston Big Picture
“The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad (and known informally as London 2012) are in full swing in London, United Kingdom. Around 10,500 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (the group responsible for organizing their people’s participation in the games) will compete. Thousands and thousands of images will be made in London of the athletes and the spectators; the venues and the celebrations; the pomp and the circumstance. A search of current images in a wire database reveals images coming into the system at a rate of over 1,000 an hour during the hours of competition, resulting in a major picture editing challenge.”

London 2012 Olympics one week in – Boston Big Picture
“The London 2012 Summer Olympics enter their second week. Eight thousand two hundred and fifty seven images flowed into our system today from Reuters, AFP, Getty and The Associated Press (and it’s only mid-afternoon), yet they represent only a fraction of the visual coverage available of the summer games.”

Live from London – Getty Images
Your one stop shop for all Olympics image coverage.