Olympic Closing Ceremony 2012 Start Time: NBC Broadcast Info for London Finale

Alex BallentineFeatured ColumnistAugust 12, 2012

WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10:  The Olympic cauldron burns at sunset on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth & Portland Venue at Weymouth Harbour on August 10, 2012 in Weymouth, England.  (Photo by Getty Images)
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The 2012 Summer Games are set to go out in style with the closing ceremonies taking place in London on Sunday, Aug. 12.

The festivities are sure to be a sight to behold as the Olympics normally pull out all the stops to put on a great show to send the Games out with a bang. According to music director of the ceremony, David Arnold, the finale will be "the greatest after-party in the world." (via FoxNews.com)

With bands such as Muse, The Who and the Spice Girls (h/t Associated Press) lined up as possible performers, the event is sure to be quite the show. NBC won't be offering a live stream of the event but they will be broadcasting the event stateside via tape delay.

Where: Olympic Stadium in London, England

When: Sunday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. ET

Watch: NBC

The finale offers a little something for everyone as the finale truly represents a melting pot of athletics, tradition, pop culture and music that is sure to make for great television.


The Olympics are all about tradition.

From the Marching of Athletes, which features every countries athletes filing into the stadium, to the extinguishing of the Olympic cauldron, the closing ceremony is full of pageantry and memorable moments.

The fact that nearly all of the world's greatest athletes are gathered in one place is truly something to watch and be celebrated.

Pop Culture and Music

With musical acts from George Michael to The Who to The Spice Girls, the ceremony won't be short on star power. The performances that come from the show are sure to be the focal point of social media buzz, so it would be wise to make sure you've got your twitter open as the biggest celebrities react to what is sure to be a historical night.