The diving pool in Barcelona '92 and Bird’s nest stadium of 2008 stick in the mind but without being too parochial about it I reckon London 2012 is racking up a few notables as well.
The Beach Volleyball in Horseguards parade is stunning, the Mall and Hampton court finishes to the Cycling is pretty darn special, as is the equestrian at Greenwich. Rowing has Windsor Castle as a backdrop and even the Sailing has a proper English seaside scene behind it.
If you ask me it is the purpose built venues that lack something in impact.
And above all we have the good old English weather as a constant companion. Ever-changing. When you see those lumpy grey and brilliant white clouds scudding past you appreciate why Constable and Turner painted as they did.