Although "buskers," or street performers, are technically prohibited in the borough of London, some have joined the fun of London's 2012 Olympic Games to entertain the throngs of international spectators between events.

Henry XIII required performer permits, and anyone who broke the law could catch a lashing. Since, the law has dropped that lashing punishment, but buskers are relegated to Tube stations and Covent Garden in addition to some London boroughs.

HuffPost partnered up with student journalists from Ball State University, who took to the street to catch up on the smaller spectacles in London this month. For more, visit BSU At The Games. Don't forget to play our game by clicking the image below the slideshow. See if you can match all-time Olympic greats with their alma maters.

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  • Photos by Tyler Varnau, Corey Ohlenkamp and Valerie Carnevale.

  • Photos by Tyler Varnau, Corey Ohlenkamp and Valerie Carnevale.

  • Photos by Tyler Varnau, Corey Ohlenkamp and Valerie Carnevale.

  • Photos by Tyler Varnau, Corey Ohlenkamp and Valerie Carnevale.

  • Photos by Tyler Varnau, Corey Ohlenkamp and Valerie Carnevale.

  • Photos by Tyler Varnau, Corey Ohlenkamp and Valerie Carnevale.

  • Photos by Tyler Varnau, Corey Ohlenkamp and Valerie Carnevale.

  • Balloon Man

    Photos by Tyler Varnau, Corey Ohlenkamp and Valerie Carnevale.

  • Photos by Tyler Varnau, Corey Ohlenkamp and Valerie Carnevale.

  • Charlie

    Photos by Tyler Varnau, Corey Ohlenkamp and Valerie Carnevale.

  • Floor Exercise

    Photos by Tyler Varnau, Corey Ohlenkamp and Valerie Carnevale.

  • Strings

    Photos by Tyler Varnau, Corey Ohlenkamp and Valerie Carnevale.

  • Gone For Gold

    Photos by Tyler Varnau, Corey Ohlenkamp and Valerie Carnevale.

  • Charlie Chaplin's Show

    Photos by Tyler Varnau, Corey Ohlenkamp and Valerie Carnevale.

  • The Trio

    Photos by Tyler Varnau, Corey Ohlenkamp and Valerie Carnevale.

  • Chaplin and the pigeons

    Photos by Tyler Varnau, Corey Ohlenkamp and Valerie Carnevale.

  • The Dark Knight

    Photos by Tyler Varnau, Corey Ohlenkamp and Valerie Carnevale.