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London 2012: Closing ceremony preview

08-12-2012 21:06 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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As the London 2012 Olympics come to an end, details about the Closing Ceremony have emerged. The ceremony’s artistic director Kim Gavin says the show will start at 9 p.m. local time, or 8 p.m. GMT. It is expected to run two hours and 45 minutes.

The closing ceremony is officially described as "A Symphony of British Music - A Celebration of British Creativity in the Arts". The evening will begin with "A day in the life of London", featuring local children from the capital’s most deprived neighborhoods. That will be followed by an hour-long symphony showcasing the country’s diverse music.

Next up will be 2016 Olympic hosts Rio de Janeiro, who’ll perform an eight-minute Samba celebration as the handover begins in earnest to the next Summer Games in Brazil. And an athlete from each of the 204 competing Olympic countries and regions will carry their flag into the arena. The show will end with the Olympic flame being extinguished.


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