This week saw applications for the Games Maker volunteer programme open to the general public. Up to 70,000 people will be needed to help stage the Games, with roles ranging from athlete escorts to stewards to radio operators.
Olympians Colin Jackson, Jonathan Edwards and Denise Lewis helped mark the occasion at the Olympic Stadium. Take the Games Maker Challenge online to find out if you've got what it takes.
Members of the Tottenham Hotspur squad took a break from training to take part in Mandeville's blindfold penalty kick challenge. First team players, including Aaron Lennon (pictured), Peter Crouch and Gareth Bale, attempted to score from the spot while blindfolded. How did they get on? Watch our video to find out