Olympics will close with a thunderous party

Olympics will close with a thunderous party

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: The Olympic Stadium is illuminated during the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games on July 28, 2012 in London, England. Athletes, heads of state and dignitaries from around the world have gathered in the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremony of the 30th Olympiad. London plays host to the 2012 Olympic Games which will see 26 sports contested by 10,500 athletes over 17 days of competition. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on August 12, 2012 at 5:47 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 4:29 PM

LONDON (AP) -- The feats of athleticism are just about done but London is getting set to bend over backwards one last time to throw a huge Olympics-closing party.
  
The curtain comes down today on the two-week festival of sports with a thunderous celebration of British music, from the classical compositions of Elgar to the classic rock of The Who.
  
Artistic director Kim Gavin promises "the best after-show party that's ever been."
  
There'll be plenty of fireworks and colored lights, acrobats, gymnasts, drummers, supermodels and other surprises.
  
The 10,800 Olympic athletes will march in as one and form what Gavin has described as a human mosh pit on the field. Queen Elizabeth will be on hand.
  
Eight minutes have been turned over to Brazil, host of the 2016 Rio Games, which promises an explosion of samba, sequins and Latin cool.

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