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.
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.