Your Olympic Nail Art Roundup

The uniforms worn in the 2012 games don't leave a lot of room for fashion statements or individuality, so Olympians—from swimmers, to weightlifters, to archers—have been using their nails as mini-canvases to express their patriotism or simply reflect the experience of the Olympics. Besides, there's no better way to show off a medal than by holding it up with a perfectly manicured hand.

Your Olympic Nail Art Roundup

Union Jack art is big amongst the home team. Clockwise from left: swimmer Rebecca Adlington, a player on the UK's women's basketball team, gymnast Lynne Hutchison, and tennis player Laura Robson.

Your Olympic Nail Art Roundup

Mexican weightlifter Luz Mercedes pairs her own flag with the Union Jack.

Your Olympic Nail Art Roundup

US volleyball player Destinee Hooker.

Your Olympic Nail Art Roundup

Hungarian swimmer Suzana Jacobos; US tennis star Venus Williams.

Your Olympic Nail Art Roundup

Many athletes have been Tweeting and Instagraming their nail art. Clockwise from left: US shooter Amanda Furrer, British tennis player Heather Watson, Aussie slalom kayaker Jess Fox, US sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross, and Australian beach volleyball player Becchara Palmer.

Your Olympic Nail Art Roundup

Spanish swimmer Mireia Belmonte García, Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, and French swimmer Margaux Farrell.

Your Olympic Nail Art Roundup

Archers: Mexico's Aida Roman, Ukraine's Lidiia Sichenikova, and UK's Amy Oliver.

Your Olympic Nail Art Roundup

Winners: US swimmer Missy Franklin, Aussie swimmer Bronte Barratt, and Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania.

Your Olympic Nail Art Roundup

The gold medal for Best Nails at the Olympics goes to Italian swimmer Stefania Pirozzi.