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Thank you, London!

Thank you, London!


After 16 days of outstanding sporting competitions in the Olympic venues of London 2012, as well as two memorable ceremonies, the curtain has now fallen on the Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012.

Described by IOC President Jacques Rogge, as “happy and glorious Games”, they will undoubtedly leave long-lasting and happy memories to the people of London, Great Britain, and for those who watched from around the world.

Olympic Orders
To thank the London 2012 organisers for their hard work over the last seven years of preparations, and particularly for the last 16 days, President Rogge presented Lord Sebastian Coe, Paul Deighton, Sir Keith Mills, and Lord Colin Moynihan with Olympic Orders, as well as honouring a number of other LOCOG staff for their achievements. President Rogge also presented the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, with the Olympic Cup, as a thank you to the people of London for their support for the Games.

The Best of British
During the Closing Ceremony, President Rogge also gave his heartfelt thanks to the people of Great Britain for their fantastic support. Rogge said, “Your enthusiastic cheers energised the competitors and brought a festive spirit to every Olympic venue. You have shown the world the best of British hospitality.” There is no doubt that these Games will have their own special place in Olympic history.


Discover the best photos of London 2012

  • London 2012 Madness in Olympic StadiumCeremony – 16

    London 2012 - The British ska band Madness perform their hit Our House during the closing ceremony in Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2012.

  • Flying sax man

    London 2012 - The saxophonist from the band Madness performs his solo while flying through Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony on August 12, 2012.

  • Ray Davies of the Kinks

    London 2012 - Ray Davies of the Kinks sings “Waterloo Sunset,” a love letter to London, at the closing ceremony on August 12, 2012.

  • Acrobats perform on London's "skyline"

    London 2012 - Acrobats, dancers, and performers give the eye much to behold in Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony on August 12, 2012.

  • Scooters deliver Kaiser Chiefs

    London 2012 - Motor scooters from London's mid-60's mod subculture deliver Ricky Wilson to the stage to sing The Who's "Pinball Wizard" during the closing ceremony.

  • British fashion acknowledged at closing ceremony

    London 2012 - As the David Bowie hit "Fashion" plays aloud, a parade enters of British supermodels sporting haute couture designs during the closing ceremony.