London Olympics 2012: Closing Ceremony Highlights
The 2012 Summer Olympics finally concluded with the Olympic flag officially handed over to Brazil, the host of the 2016 Olympics. The closing ceremony witnessed performances from Britain's top pop stars, a variety of cultural programs and finally the fireworks which lit up the night sky.
The closing ceremony, which was called "A Symphony of British Music", was choreographed by UK's leading choreographer, Kim Gavin.
The event began at 9:00 p.m. local time, with about 80,000 spectators witnessing the event in the Olympic stadium, while more than 700 million viewed the ceremony on their television sets. About 4000 artists put up a performance in front of the crowd.
The ceremony witnessed flag bearers from each participating country in the Olympic games entering the stadium. Behind them were all of the participants of the Olympic games, who marched together hand-in-hand symbolizing that we are one. Ben Ainslie, the winner of 4 back-to-back medals in sailing carried the flag for Great Britain.
The closing ceremony included a big list of Musical performances with "Muse" performing "Survival"- The official theme song of London Olympics. The closing ceremony was concluded with "The Who" performing My Generation. Various other performances were given by Queen , The Beatles, Pet Shop Boys, Tinie Tempah, David Bowie and many more.
Another highlight of the ceremony was the Spice Girls, a group of pop girls formed in 1994. The Spice Girls performed "Wannabe" and "Spice Up Your Life" from the top of 5 London cabs painted in black.
The Olympic flame was extinguished, signifying the end of the London Olympics 2012. The 204 copper petals, one for each competing nation, which together formed the Olympic flame, will be handed over to each representing nation.