With the 2012 Summer Olympics from London coming to an end Sunday, Aug. 12, the time for celebration is upon us.
No matter where your home nation finished on the medal tracker, every fan of sports is a winner on this day.
London will host the world’s greatest for one last salute to excellence, before handing the torch off to the 2016 host of the Olympics, Rio de Janeiro.
As we look back on just how great these games really were, let’s enjoy the grandest of finales!
Where: Olympic Stadium in London, England
When: Sunday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. ET
Live Stream: NBC Live Extra
What We’re Watching
The Who and the Actual Closing Ceremony
After the opening ceremony that had so much put into it by host Great Britain, it should be no surprise that they will be blowing out the closing ceremonies unlike anything the fans have ever seen before.
With stars like The Who, the Spice Girls, George Michael and so many more, the closing ceremonies will be the ultimate celebration of British culture in the Olympic spirit. If this event is half as great as the Opening Ceremony, this will be enough to get us through the next four years.
Just as the athletes marched into Olympic Stadium to start the festivities, the athletes and flag bearers will once again march, but this time to end the competition and send the world home happy.
After the athletes are in the stadium, the Olympic committee will perform the flags ceremony with Greece, Great Britain and Brazil, and the Olympic flag will be handed from London’s mayor to Rio de Janeiro’s.
Putting Out the Olympic Flame
As much fun as this ceremony is bound to be, there is little doubt that the focus of this ceremony will the Olympic flame being extinguished; officially marking the end of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
We wait four years, and in a matter of moments it’s all gone; it always goes far too fast.
This Olympiad was a huge success and watching the flame go out will seal this as one of the best in history. Now, all we have to do is wait four more years and do it all over again!
Check back for more on the 2012 Summer Olympics as it comes, and don’t miss Bleacher Report’s Olympics page to get your fill of the best athletes the world has to offer.