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

Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Dancers perform during the Closing Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
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Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIAugust 12, 2012

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

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

Off to the closing ceremony @kohara19 @tobinheath ! Wow what an Olympics... Wearing our gold medals proudly!! #fb twitter.com/alexmorgan13/s…

— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) August 12, 2012

 

#NickIsClean

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

Heading to Closing Ceremonies! Thank you for everything #London2012,see you all in #Rio2016!! twitter.com/NickSymmonds/s…

— NickSymmonds (@NickSymmonds) August 12, 2012

 

#PreparingForAMassiveSendOff

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

The Closing Ceremony set twitter.com/TimsTakePD/sta…

— Tim Warsinskey(@TimsTakePD) August 12, 2012

 

#ThatLooksLikeAVideoGame

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

 

#IWannaGoHigher

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

Nice view: twitter.com/BuzzFeedSports…

— BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports) August 12, 2012

 

#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.

I just… I don't know. twitter.com/BuzzFeedSports…

— BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports) August 12, 2012

 

#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.

Fat Batman at the Opening Ceremonies, because of course. twitter.com/BuzzFeedSports…

— BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports) August 12, 2012

 

#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.

Our house. Glad I live here #closingceremony twitter.com/ashlingoc/stat…

— Ashling O'Connor (@ashlingoc) August 12, 2012

 

#Stoic

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

Harry and Kate: twitter.com/BuzzFeedSports…

— BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports) August 12, 2012

 

#GrumpyOldMan

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

 

#CutLoose

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

 

#PetShopBoys?

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

 

#MadnessEnsues

Madness making their contribution to closing ceremony.

Madness perform during the Olympic Games Closing Ceremony twitter.com/PressAssoc2012…

— PA Olympics (@PressAssoc2012) August 12, 2012

 

#SeaofColors

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

The #olympics athletes march out for the #closingcermony twitter.com/Olympics/statu…

— Olympics (@Olympics) August 12, 2012

 

#GreatHostGreatPerformance

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

 

#FromtheGroundFloor

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

THIS IS SO EFFING COOL!!!!!! #closingceremomy twitter.com/QueenMond/stat…

— Elizabeth Simmonds (@QueenMond) August 12, 2012

 

#PyramidsAreDope

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

 

#FinalMedal

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

 

#AndThenItGotWeird

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

 

#YouAreNotAlone

Kerron Clement, I share your sentiments.

I don't get it.

— Kerron Clement (@KerronClement) August 12, 2012

 

#ThatsHowYouSpiceItUp

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

Spice girls !!! #closingceremony twitter.com/Olympics/statu…

— Olympics (@Olympics) August 12, 2012

 

#ThatsHarsh

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

 

#ThisisLondon

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

 

#NormalHairDay

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

 

#ClassySegway

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.

Stadium breaks into South American samba beats. @rio2016 will be 1st South American city to host @olympics twitter.com/USOlympic/stat…

— US Olympic Team (@USOlympic) August 12, 2012

 

#SeeYouIn2016

Awesome scene with the Phoenix and flames.

 

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