London Closing Ceremony 2012: When and Where to Catch Anticipated Olympic Finale

Luis BatlleContributor IAugust 12, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28:  The Olympic Stadium is illuminated during the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games on July 28, 2012 in London, England. Athletes, heads of state and dignitaries from around the world have gathered in the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremony of the 30th  Olympiad. London plays host to the 2012 Olympic Games which will see 26 sports contested by 10,500 athletes over 17 days of competition.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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Day 15 is now underway at the 2012 London Olympic Games, and rest assured fans won't want to miss a closing ceremony of epic proportions.

Via internet or TV, Olympic fans can be sure there are a multitude of ways to catch the top-notch closing event. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET and finishes at 10:58 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 12.

The closing ceremony can be seen on television on NBC at 7 p.m. ET; however, this will not be a live broadcast given the five-hour time difference between the East Coast and London.

As there was a plethora of controversy regarding the fact the opening ceremony was not streamed, according to The News Tribune, NBC will in fact stream the closing ceremony coverage live at 2 p.m. ET. In order to catch the ceremony live, visit NBCOlympics.com and start up the live stream.

The event will consist of the entrance of the athletes from the different counties at the Games, extinguishing of the Olympic torch and passing over the torch to Brazil for their 2016 Olympics.

The Who and Spice Girls will be the two featured performers at this year's ceremony and are expected to have quite a showing in London.

After what has been an Olympics of top-notch medal events, world records and remarkable performances, fans have to be sure to tune into the event's final goodbye. Expect a thriller to close out what has been a truly remarkable Games.

Job well done, London.