London Olympics 2012 – Closing Ceremony
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London Olympics 2012 – Closing Ceremony

London : United Kingdom | Aug 12, 2012 at 1:44 PM PDT
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London has been a spectacular host this summer and the entire world has witnessed it at the 2012 Olympics. The Olympics have finally come to end and now fans all over the world are anxiously waiting for the closing ceremony. The global village of sports will convene together once again in east London at the Olympic Park that will host around 80,000 spectators, participants and ambassadors of all the participating countries to close the event in a grand fashion. The closing ceremony is also held for all the participants from 204 countries who put in their best at the Olympics, so they can sit back, relax and rejoice for their own and their teammates’ achievements.

People all over the world are anxious to know what will happen at the closing ceremony tonight. You can catch the attractions live at 4:00 p.m. ET. It will also be shown on tape delay on NBC at 7:00 p.m. ET and 7:00 p.m. PT. You can also stream the closing ceremony live on NBCOlympics.com at 4:00 p.m. ET.

The show will start with a performance by actors and dancers who will depict a usual day in London followed by successive musical performances by The Spice Girls, The Who, Queen, The Pet Shop Boys and George Michael.

Comedian Russell Brand will perform the Sex Pistols’ "Pretty Vacant", Liam Gallagher of Oasis will perform "Wonderwall" and one of the biggest pop stars, Ray Davies, of The Kinks, will perform "Waterloo Sunset".

The flag bearers will come out in a march past led by the flag from Greece as always. All the athletes will arrive in the stadium together to signify unity.

There will also be speeches by International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge and London Organizing Committee Chief Sebastian Coe. And of course, there will be extinguishing of the Olympic flame.

According to an article posted by the Daily Mail, artistic director Kim Gavin shared his comments about the closing ceremony, saying that the closing ceremony for the 2012 Olympics will be "the best after-show party that's ever been," calling it the "disco after the wedding" and noting his motivation was "'let's have a party; I don't want anyone to say 'I don't understand this.'"

Tim Jonze of The Guardian says 4100 performers in all will be utilized in this giant British musical. Those who get to witness this extravagant show live are indeed extremely lucky.

harry68 is based in San Francisco, California, United States of America, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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