London said goodbye to the Olympics. Albion has passed the Olympic flag to the solar Rio de Janeiro, where the Summer Olympics will be held in 2016. According to apasport.az, at the closing ceremony the President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge has officially announced the end of the competitions. He invited everyone to meet in 4 years at the next Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The famous British athlete, double Olympic champion in run 1,500 m Sebastian Newbold Coe thanked all participants and organizers.
The Olympic flag was handed over to the capital of the next Olympics. It happened at the closing ceremony. After the anthem of the country-founder of the Olympic Games in Greece, the torch for 16 days burning at the Olympic Stadium in London, accompanied by the Olympic anthem was lowered to the ground. London’s Mayor Boris Johnson gave it to Rogge, who, in his turn, gave it to the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes. After this the anthem of Brazil was performed.
The closing ceremony of XXX Olympic Games began with a deafening cacophony of a symphony orchestra. Gradually a melody began to take shape, and with the monologue “To be or not to be” in the image of Winston Churchill the British actor Timothy Spall appealed to the audience. From the very beginning of the presentation it was clear: despite the promises of the director of closing the Olympics Kim Gavin, the show will be with a brightly pronounced British accent. It’s so called “The British music”. In fact, it was a three-hour concert of the famous British artists. There was music of Beatles, at the stage there were The Who, Pet Shop Boys, The Spice Girls and Queen.
The picture changed completely when on the main arena of London there were the representatives of all teams. Flag of the Russian team was carrying by the synchronized swimmer Anastasia Davydova. She is the only one in the world history of synchronized swimming the five times Olympic champion. The teams went to the stadium together, without any part into the countries. Athletes took pictures of each other, showed their medals to operators and waved flags.The special this closure became for the winners of men’s marathon: Medal were awarded just in the time of the ceremony. The head of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge marked the excellent organization of the Games, and thanked the participants and spectators.
“We will never forget the smiles, the kindness and support of volunteers – true heroes of the Games. We thank the audience, who provided the soundtrack of competition. Your support has inspired athletes and created a festive atmosphere at each stadium. London showed the world its true British hospitality. “