Games finish with focus on best of British
The best of Britain’s past and present music scene partied with volunteers, athletes and the world as London 2012 came to a breathtaking close last night.
The Spice Girls, Emeli Sande, Madness, Queen and Annie Lennox took to the stage in a symphony of British music.
Aimed at celebrating one of Britain’s strongest cultural exports over the last 50 years, the musical extravaganza marked the end of the most successful games in more than a century. Evoking images of the past from Winston Churchill and Edward Elgar, through the psychedelic 60s to the highs and lows of the games, the closing ceremony culminated with a glimpse of the carnival that awaits in Rio in four years’ time.
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