London: With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtains down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolour pageant of landmarks, light shows and lots of fun.
The closing ceremony offered a sensory blast including rock 'n' roll rickshaws, dustbin percussionists, an exploding yellow car and a marching band in red tunics and bearskin hats.
There was a show-stopping reunion of the Spice Girls and a comedy sequence featuring Monty Python's Eric Idle performing "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" accompanied by Roman centurions, Scottish bagpipers and a human cannonball.
It was all delivered in a psychedelic mashup that had 80,000 fans at the Olympic Stadium stomping, cheering and singing along. Organisers estimated 300 million or more were watching around the world....more
04:34 AM, Aug 13, 2012
London: Pop will take the podium when London bids farewell to the Olympics on Sunday, with a closing ceremony starring the Spice Girls, Annie Lennox, One Direction and a peculiarly British sense of humour. Undeterred by criticism that the opening ceremony two weeks ago was too British for the rest of the world to fully comprehend, organisers are looking for local inspiration once again as they attempt to deliver a...
04:52 PM, Aug 11, 2012