The closing ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics was a beautiful mash of lights, star power and London flavor.
The English know how to do it big, and they pulled out all the stops as an amazing Olympic Games came to a close. Check out the wonderful sights via this blitz of social media.
How smoking hot is Alex Morgan? I mean really, she looks good in the Olympic getup.
Nick Symmonds is looking sharp as he heads out for the ceremony, and he's already talking about 2016.
Tim Warsinskey of Cleveland.com gives us this Twitpic, and it's a perfect forecast of the gala that would follow.
The official Olympics Twitter page gives us this awesome overhead view of Olympic Stadium:
Welcome to the closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics! Wooohoo!@ London 2012 Olympic Stadium instagr.am/p/OPZp8bGLiV/— Olympics (@Olympics) August 12, 2012
BuzzFeed Sports provided some amazing twit pics, and this one comes from even farther away. This is simply beautiful.
Is that a paper-mache car? This was a part of the typical day in London act during the first half of the closing ceremony entertainment.
I just… I don't know. twitter.com/BuzzFeedSports…— BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports) August 12, 2012
Christian Bale has been putting on some weight in the last few months. He showed us he could drop a ton of weight for The Machinist, but this is the other extreme.
Fat Batman at the Opening Ceremonies, because of course. twitter.com/BuzzFeedSports…— BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports) August 12, 2012
Ashling O'Connor is a writer for The Times UK, but after looking at this awesome display, she's proud to call this her home.
Why do Harry and Kate look like Aliya Mustafina after a disappointing routing?
Philip Hersh of the Chicago Tribune and LA Times sounds like someone's grumpy dad with this tweet:
Finally some real music:the Beatles.Anything in the past 20 years is noise— Philip Hersh (@olyphil) August 12, 2012
James Pearce of BBC basks in the joy of the closing ceremony.
I want to bottle tonight and open it again when clocks go back in October. Never been surrounded by more happy people than I am right now— James Pearce (@Pearcesport) August 12, 2012
The Pet Shop Boys on stage, looking like the control indicators from the Sims video games.
Pet Shop Boys with some serious cone-hat swag. twitter.com/BuzzFeedSports…— BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports) August 12, 2012
Madness making their contribution to closing ceremony.
Madness perform during the Olympic Games Closing Ceremony twitter.com/PressAssoc2012…— PA Olympics (@PressAssoc2012) August 12, 2012
This sight of the athletes filing in through the crowd is stunning.
Philip Hersh points out the improvement of Great Britain's athletic performance over the last 16 years.
Great Britain won a single gold medal at Atlanta in 96.Total here:29— Philip Hersh (@olyphil) August 12, 2012
Elizabeth Simmonds admires her view as an athlete from the field and stage side.
This almost looks like it could be from the Winter Olympics.
Sweet pyramid being built in the center of the Olympic Stadium right now. twitter.com/BuzzFeedSports…— BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports) August 12, 2012
Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda gets his gold medal in the coolest way, in front of the massive crowd at the closing ceremony.
Uganda's gold-medal marathoner, Stephen Kiprotich, watches the raising of his country's flag. twitter.com/BuzzFeedSports…— BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports) August 12, 2012
Russell Brand came out as Willy Wonka and made us wish this ended 15 minutes ago.
Oh no, it's Russell Brand riding a pink bus. twitter.com/BuzzFeedSports…— BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports) August 12, 2012
Kerron Clement, I share your sentiments.
I don't get it.— Kerron Clement (@KerronClement) August 12, 2012
The Spice Girls helped save us from Russell Brand. I don't like their music, but they are still nice to look at.
Ashling O'Connor says Kim Gavin is a little triply as she watches the director's vision play out at the closing ceremony.
Kim Gavin is on serious drugs— Ashling O'Connor (@ashlingoc) August 12, 2012
Nuns on roller skates dancing to Monty Python music…there's nothing more I have to say.
Roller-skating nuns dancing to Monty Python. We have officially reached British Saturation Point. twitter.com/BuzzFeedSports…— BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports) August 12, 2012
Brian May, guitarist for the legendary band Queen, has the funniest silver afro in the world.
That is some hair on Brian May. twitter.com/BuzzFeedSports…— BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports) August 12, 2012
The ceremony winds down with a South American flavor. The colors of Brazil flash and Pele appears as an appropriate segue to the 2016 Games in Rio De Janeiro.
Awesome scene with the Phoenix and flames.
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