From historic events such as Mexico's first men's soccer gold medal to Michael Phelps becoming the most decorated Olympian in history, these 2012 Games will not be forgotten. London hopes to cap it all off with a phenomenal Closing Ceremony.
Before we get into what efforts have been made to make this ceremony phenomenal, here's everything you need to know about the celebration.
When: Sunday, August 12 at 4 p.m. ET
Where: Olympic Stadium, London, England
Watch: NBC (tape-delayed coverage will air at 7 p.m. ET)
Live Stream: NBCOlympics.com
Director Kim Gavin has been hard at work to get this Closing Ceremony ready to dazzle. The musical performances alone should ensure that happens.
Simon Head of the Daily Mirror has reported that Liam Gallagher's new band Beady Eye, Muse, the Spice Girls, The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney are expected to perform.
That list right there is a who's who of British music from the 1960s to the present. Plus, can you ever go wrong when McCartney is going to play tunes from his Beatles days?
Gavin is not alone in creating this ceremony. Designer Es Devlin told Cole Martin of the Daily Telegraph: "People all around the globe will be able to watch the show and remember where they were when they first heard a particular song.''
Thanks to some last-minute rethinking on NBC's part, everyone will get the chance to watch the celebration via live stream instead of simply the tape-delayed version.
So there you have it, everything you need to know to enjoy the likely three-hour long Closing Ceremony. Have a few friends over, get your favorite takeout food and enjoy the performances.
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