2012 Olympics: Top Athlete Tweets, Twitpics and Instagrams from Closing Ceremony

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2012 Olympics: Top Athlete Tweets, Twitpics and Instagrams from Closing Ceremony
John David Mercer-US PRESSWIRE

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.

 

#ReadyToRepresent

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How smoking hot is Alex Morgan? I mean really, she looks good in the Olympic getup.

 

#NickIsClean

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Nick Symmonds is looking sharp as he heads out for the ceremony, and he's already talking about 2016.

 

#PreparingForAMassiveSendOff

Tim Warsinskey of Cleveland.com gives us this Twitpic, and it's a perfect forecast of the gala that would follow.

 

#ThatLooksLikeAVideoGame

The official Olympics Twitter page gives us this awesome overhead view of Olympic Stadium:

 

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#IWannaGoHigher

BuzzFeed Sports provided some amazing twit pics, and this one comes from even farther away. This is simply beautiful.

 

#TheyJustDontMakeEmLikeTheyUsedTo

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.

 

#HolyWaistlines

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.

 

#ProudBrit

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.

 

#Stoic

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Why do Harry and Kate look like Aliya Mustafina after a disappointing routing?

 

#GrumpyOldMan

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Philip Hersh of the Chicago Tribune and LA Times sounds like someone's grumpy dad with this tweet:

 

#CutLoose

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James Pearce of BBC basks in the joy of the closing ceremony.

 

#PetShopBoys?

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The Pet Shop Boys on stage, looking like the control indicators from the Sims video games.

 

#MadnessEnsues

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Madness making their contribution to closing ceremony.

 

#SeaofColors

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This sight of the athletes filing in through the crowd is stunning.

 

#GreatHostGreatPerformance

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Philip Hersh points out the improvement of Great Britain's athletic performance over the last 16 years.

 

#FromtheGroundFloor

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Elizabeth Simmonds admires her view as an athlete from the field and stage side.

 

#PyramidsAreDope

This almost looks like it could be from the Winter Olympics.

 

#FinalMedal

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Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda gets his gold medal in the coolest way, in front of the massive crowd at the closing ceremony.

 

#AndThenItGotWeird

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Russell Brand came out as Willy Wonka and made us wish this ended 15 minutes ago.

 

#YouAreNotAlone

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Kerron Clement, I share your sentiments.

 

#ThatsHowYouSpiceItUp

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The Spice Girls helped save us from Russell Brand. I don't like their music, but they are still nice to look at.

 

#ThatsHarsh

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Ashling O'Connor says Kim Gavin is a little triply as she watches the director's vision play out at the closing ceremony.

 

#ThisisLondon

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Nuns on roller skates dancing to Monty Python music…there's nothing more I have to say.

 

#NormalHairDay

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Brian May, guitarist for the legendary band Queen, has the funniest silver afro in the world.

 

#ClassySegway

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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.

 

#SeeYouIn2016

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Awesome scene with the Phoenix and flames.

 

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