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London 2012 - flagbearers of participating nations enter the Stadium followed by the athletes. At the Closing Ceremony, athletes march together, not by nationality - a tradition that began at the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games and is a way of bringing the athletes of the world together as ‘one nation’.

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IOC - Olympic Games finale - Expression of Unity

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