Athletes competing in the London 2012 Summer Olympics win big if they medal, and they get taxed for it.
London 2012 Olympics: Sir Steve Redgrave welcomes the start of the Olympic torch - the Games have arrived
Mel C Layered Cut - Mel C wore her hair in a basic layered cut for the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.
Perry Fenwick, who plays Billy Mitchell, passes the Olympic flame to Torchbearer 190 during a partially live episode of EastEnders
Big honour: The musician appeared delighted at being given a spot to carry the torch and was the runner in the 70 day, 8000 mile run
Billy Mitchell - Torch Barer
can't wait to watch 2012 London Olympics!
The London Summer Games Opening Day is fast approaching, and the world's best athletes and fans of sport from every corner of the globe are readying for the opening ceremony and other 2012 Olympics kick-off events.
The Olympic rings are lit up on Tower Bridge, London, in preparation for the start of the 2012 London Olympics.
CBBC Newsround - BBC Olympics animation shown for first time
Hackney - A host for 2012
London Olympic Torch relay day 35 pictures - Strictly Come Dancing and McFly’s Harry Judd
Olympics and Paralympics - London 2012
Pictures: See giant Olympic rings float down River Thames.
London 2012 Olympics in pictures - Love it!
David Beckham receiving the Olympic flame from Greece