CLOSING CEREMONY

  • Asian Games 2014 end with enthralling cultural extravaganza October 4, 2014

    Incheon: The 17th Asian Games drew to a close with an enthralling cultural extravaganza on Saturday after 15 days of high-voltage action at the end of which India managed to stay inside top 10 even as China extended its supremacy at the top for the ninth successive edition. The formal closing...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014 Closing Ceremony October 4, 2014

    (For Live updates from the Closing Ceremony, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The Asian Games wrapped up on Saturday with China dominating the gold-medal count and North Korea stealing the limelight. As the final events played out ahead of the closing ceremony, China had won 151 gold medals -...
  • CWG 2014: Glasgow Games hailed best ever in a rousing closing ceremony August 4, 2014

    Glasgow: Hailed as the best ever Commonwealth Games by Federation president Prince Tunku Imran, Glasgow 2014 celebrated the end of a memorable 20th edition with a colourful closing ceremony on Sunday. In a sporting festival recognised for the warmth of its welcome, the ceremony at Hampden Park fittingly celebrated the event...
  • CWG 2014: Seema Punia named India's flagbearer August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: Woman discus thrower Seema Punia, who won a silver for India at the 20th Commonwealth Games, will be the flagbearer for the country during their closing ceremony. Seema had on Friday won a silver medal in the women's discus throw competition. All members of the Indian contingent who will take part...
  • As it happened: Germany vs Argentina World Cup Final July 13, 2014

    (Scroll down for the Blog) Goetze scored a stunning goal in the extratime as Germany defeated Argentina 10 in the final to win their fourth World Cup title. Germany battle to become the first European side to win a World Cup on Latin American soil in Sunday's final against Argentina whose...
  • Rousing gala brings 2012 Paralympics to close September 11, 2012

    London: Farewell, London. Good luck matching that, Rio. Coldplay, Rihanna and JayZ rocked the Olympic Stadium on Sunday night to give the biggestever Paralympic Games a rousing sendoff, wrapping up an unforgettable summer of sports in Britain. The threehour party at the packed 80,000seat arena in east London gave the world...
  • London Olympics end with a musical party August 13, 2012

    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,...
  • London 2012 closing ceremony: Top 10 interesting facts August 12, 2012

    New Delhi: To bid farewell to the London 2012 Olympics, Google on Sunday has come up with the London 2012 closing ceremony doodle, which is apparently the last Google doodle this Olympics. Here are the top 10 interesting facts about the doodle and the ceremony that wraps up the sofar...
  • London 2012 closing ceremony: Farewell beckons August 12, 2012

    London: Usain Bolt made himself a living legend just ask him. Michael Phelps swam a last lap into history. A man ran on carbon blades. Two track stars and a long jumper produced perhaps the greatest night in British sports history. Take a victory lap, London. The nightmare that was...
  • Google doodles London 2012 closing ceremony August 11, 2012

    New Delhi: With the view to bid farewell to the London 2012 Olympics, Google is going to come up with the London 2012 closing ceremony doodle, which is apparently the last Google doodle this Olympics, on Sunday. It is the seventeenth doodle by Google during the London 2012 Olympic Games....
  • London 2012 Closing Ceremony: A musical sendoff August 11, 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...
  • Kalmadi booed at CWG closing ceremony October 15, 2010

    The crowds didn't spare Suresh Kalmadi at the Games closing ceremony, booing him especially when he thanked other members of the OC like secretary general Lalit Bhanot. ...
  • Games end, probe into expenses to begin today October 15, 2010

    New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games celebrations are over and now the inquest will begin. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is likely to restart the audit of expenses incurred to host the Games today. It will look into how the balance between the cost and quality was maintained and whether there...
  • 2,010 schools kids captivate at CWG closing October 14, 2010

    New Delhi: Swaying to the tunes of "Vande Mataram", 2,010 school children from Delhi entranced the audience as they formed the Ashoka Chakra, the national emblem, at the centre of the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium during the grand closing ceremony here on Thursday. The children, dressed in white outfits with coloured capes...
  • Timeline of the CWG closing ceremony October 14, 2010

    New Delhi: Timeline of the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Thursday. 1430: Gates open for the spectators 1730: Preshow (duration 40 minutes) 1900: Announcement and arrival of dignitaries (2 minutes) 1902: Indian national anthem (1 minute) 1903: Countdown (1 minute) 1904: Agni the glory of sports (8...
  • CWG closing ceremony: Steer clear of these routes October 14, 2010

    Take a look at the routes you should avoid to stay away from traffic chaos before the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony on Thursday. ...
  • Roberto Cavalli to dress Shakira for World Cup final July 10, 2010

    London: Pop star Shakira will dazzle in a special Roberto Cavalli outfit while performing at the closing ceremony of the World Cup. The outfit features a silkfringed skirt covered in pink flowers and ethnic prints, while a separate top is embroidered with multicoloured pearls. The look will be accessorised with leather...
  • Curtains down on 'truly exceptional' Games August 24, 2008

    Beijing: The Beijing Olympics, played out against a background of political intrigue and featuring 16 days of compelling and controversial action, drew to a spectacular close on Sunday. International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge described the Games as "truly exceptional" in a lavish closing ceremony at the Bird's Nest Stadium which...
  • IOC chief Rogge closes Beijing Olympics August 24, 2008

    Beijing: International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Jacques Rogge declared the Beijing Olympics officially closed Sunday bringing down the curtain on a glittering 16day long sports extravaganza. "These were truly exceptional Games!" said Rogge at the end of the first Olympics organised by China. The Beijing Olympics, which opened on August 8, saw...
  • In pics: Beijing Olympics closing ceremony | Top 5 moments August 24, 2008

    Dancers perform in National Stadium during the closing ceremony for the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. ...
  • Phelps, Bolt shine; China charges to the top August 24, 2008

    BEIJING: Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt electrified the Beijing Olympics, securing their places in Games' lore over 17 days of competition that saw hosts China confirm their arrival as a global sporting power. America's Phelps amazed at the Water Cube, surpassing fellow US swimmer Mark Spitz's 36yearold record of seven gold...
  • London takes the baton for more modest 2012 Games August 24, 2008

    London: London will take the baton from Beijing on Sunday with the 2012 organisers promising the first 'sustainable' Olympics and Britain riding the wave of its best medal haul for a century. The 19 golds won mainly by Britain's cyclists, sailors and swimmers in Beijing shows that a programme of heavy...
  • Giant London party to mark Beijing handover August 24, 2008

    London: Around 40,000 people including recordbreaking swimmer Michael Phelps will gather in London on Sunday to celebrate the Olympic mantle being handed over from Beijing ahead of the 2012 Games. The free party will take place on the doorstep of Buckingham Palace, while thousands of people around the country will watch...
  • Beckham, London bus in Olympics handover plot August 23, 2008

    London: David Beckham will kick footballs from the top of a red doubledecker bus as London showcases its plans for the 2012 Olympics during Sunday's Beijing Closing Ceremony, British media reported Saturday. Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and singer Leona Lewis, playing a version of the 1970s band's classic hit "Whole...
  • IFFI closes with the screening of Mexican film December 3, 2007

    New Delhi: The 38th International Film Festival of India came to a close on Monday night with the screening of Spanish legend Carlos Sauras film Fados. Eminent Bengali filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta was the chief guest at the closing ceremony, in which the winners of the competition section of the festival were...