Skip to comments.London 2012 Olympics close with spectacular ceremony
Posted on 08/12/2012 7:03:42 PM PDT by the scotsman
'The London 2012 Olympics have ended with a spectacular musical closing ceremony and the official handover to the next host city, Rio de Janeiro.
The three-hour show featured some of the biggest names of British pop from decades past, including the Spice Girls, George Michael and Elbow. Games chief Lord Coe said: "When our time came - Britain, we did it right."
The official Games flag was handed to the mayor of Rio before the flame at the Olympic Stadium was extinguished.
President of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, who declared the Games of the 30th Olympiad closed just before midnight, said: "We will never forget the smiles, the kindness and the support of the wonderful volunteers, the much-needed heroes of these Games. "You, the spectators and the public, provided the soundtrack for these Games. "Your enthusiastic cheers energised its competitors and brought a festive spirit to every Olympic venue."
At the close of the ceremony, watched in the stadium by the 10,000 athletes and 80,000 spectators, the flame was extinguished in dramatic fashion. Each nation will receive one of the cauldron's 204 petals.
As fireworks went off above the east London stadium, the Who performed My Generation and the venue became a sea of red, white and blue confetti.
The finale, which began with Big Ben chiming, paid tribute to UK music, fashion and culture.'
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i’m watching it now.....10000 times better than the opening ceremonies....Eric Idle just did a hysterical version of “always look on the bright side of life” as only he can...
The song “Imagine” — Imagine there's no heaven —no!
Imagine there's no countries... Then there wouldn't be an Olympics dipsh*t’s!
Id rather have a root canal
The S-Bomb was not bleeped during the live stream.
The drunken sots may now return to their hovels in London. But be careful. Those hate filled muzzies are out and about!
Not all that spectacular.
Brain May of Queen kicking ass as usual....pretty disgusted they’ve done nothing for the mighty Led Zeppelin as of yet...
Brian May and Pat Metheny must have the same hairdresser.
Spectacularly bizarre and borderline hallucinogenic.
NCIS had a couple of great programs on that somehow I had previously missed - or simply forgotten that I had watched them before. One of the great things about getting old is that there are no reruns!
Oh man! I just finished making popcorn and popped a beer to sit down and watch the Olympics. Oh well, back to work.
Led Zep, Def Leppard, there are so many great bands they could choose from.
Absolutely positively 100% agree.
The Olympics? Are they starting? Crap, I forgot all about them.
it’s awful and Im from England
I don’t know. Now if they had done a sendup of Laser Floyd... ;^)
Man, you are easily pleased.
this is really terrible IMHO and what on earth is she doing killing this song, we will rock you then the old singers who dusted off the cobwebs.
My kids ae saying the same and they have friends staying who also agree.
just get the fireworks on please
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