The closing Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics will take place at the Olympic Stadium in London on 12th August 2012.
The Closing Ceremony celebrates the achievements of athletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and includes a Handover from one Host City to the next. In 2012, London will hand over to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games. The Closing Ceremony also features the extinguishing of the Olympic Flame, signalling the end of the Games.
Live Coverage / Live Streaming of Closing Ceremony of 2012 London Olympics :
In India the Closing Ceremony of 2012 London Olympics will be aired Live on DD Sports, ESPN and Star Sports.
Live Streaming of 2012 London Olympics and its Closing Ceremony on YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/Olympic
Worldwide Timings of Closing Ceremony of 2012 London Olympics :
09:00 pm London Time (BST/UTC+1) – August 12
- 03:00 pm EST (USA & Canada) – August 12
- 00:00 midnight Middle East â€“ August 13/13
- 01:30 am IST (India & Sri Lanka) â€“ August 13
- 02:00 am BDT (Bangladesh) â€“ August 13
- 07:00 am AUST (Australia) â€“ August 13
Events / Performances in 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony :
Closing Ceremony Performances :
The Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games will provide an opportunity for the world to view the artistic expression of Artistic Director Kim Gavin, his team and the culture of our Host City and the UK.
The Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games will be titled â€˜A Symphony of British Musicâ€™ and it would feature more than 4,100 performers, including 3,500 adult volunteers and 380 schoolchildren from the six east London Host Boroughs.
March of the Athletes :
The flagbearers of the participating delegations enter the Stadium in single file, closely followed by the athletes. At the Closing Ceremony, athletes march together, not by nationality. This is a tradition that began at the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games and is a way of bringing the athletes of the world together as ‘one nation’.
Flag Handover Ceremony and Speeches :
Three national flags are hoisted on flagpoles one at a time, while the corresponding national anthems are played. These three flags are – the flag of Greece to honour the birthplace of the Olympic Games, the flag of the Host Nation for the current Summer Olympic Games (UK), and the flag of the country hosting the next Summer Olympic Games (Brazil).
The ceremony of the handover of the Olympic flag by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, to Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics will then take place followed by speech by the President of the IOC declaring the Games closed.
Extinguishing of the Flame :
The Olympic Flame, which has been burning in the Cauldron since the opening of the Games, is then extinguished â€“ a poignant and moving moment for all those involved in the Games and the audience at large.
Note : After the closing ceremony is over we will try to get Photos and Videos of the Closing Ceremony on our website.