Closing ceremony of London Olympics 2012August 13, 2012 Comments Off
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Speaking with great pride during the closing ceremony of London Olympics 2012 Seb Coe considered London Olympics 2012 a great success and thanked for a wonderful farewell to London Olympics 2012.
he told that
“On the first day of these Games I said we were determined to do it right. I said that these Games would see the best of us.”
“On this last day I can conclude with these words: “When our time came – Britain we did it right. Thank you!”
London Olympics 2012 chairman was proud on the performances of their athletes in the London Olympics 2012 and how Britain backed the Games .
He emotionally spoke that
“Today sees the closing of a wonderful Games in a wonderful city.”
‘We lit the flame and lit up the world.”
He added that
“And thank you to the people of this country. The British people got behind London’s bid and they got behind London’s Games. Our opening ceremony proclaimed that these would be a Games for everyone. At our closing ceremony, we can say that these were a Games by everyone.”
“London 2012 has played host to some incredible sport. To awe inspiring feats, that are the result of incredible dedication and skill by the world’s great sports men and women.”
“To all the Olympians who came to London to compete , thank you. Those of us who came to watch witnessed moments of heroism and heartbreak that will live long in the memory.”
“You have our admiration and our congratulations.”
Almost all the athletes of the 204 nations gathered for closing ceremony after providing us some great and fantastic entertainment .As we all know that Britain after utilizing their home advantage bagged 29 golds which is the third best in the medals tally .To celebrate such an achievement renowned gird band spice girls was invited.
Emeli Sande opened proceedings before a medley of musical performances from the likes of Madness, the Pet Shop Boys, One Direction and Ray Davies ,kicked the party off for the 80,000 strong audience.
Actor Timothy Spall appeared as Winston Churchill, and delivered an address to the crowd.
After this spectacular start ,Britain Athletes arrived with great grandeur with Team GB flag bearer Ben Ainslie leading out the vastly successful British athletes as Manchester band Elbow performed their anthemic songs Open Arms and One Day Like This.
After the parade of British athletes the men’s marathon medal ceremony took place in front of the great crowd .More music entertained the crowd as John Lennon’s Imagine was played before George Michael took the stage .After an homage to musician David Bowie and to the successes of British fashion across the years, Russell Brand performed a rendition of The Beatles’s hit I Am The Walrus before Fatboy Slim hit the stage with Jessie J and Tinie Tempah.
The crowd went crazy when black cabs drove to the stage and all five original members of Spice girls Mel B, Mel C, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham appeared to the stage .
As soon as the iconic girl band had finished Liam Gallagher belted out a version of Oasis classic Wonderwall with new band Beady Eye.
Rock legend Brian May played one of his iconic guitar solos before turning the tempo up when he performed Queen’s We Will Rock You with Jessie J.