London 2012 closing ceremonies a British star-studded event, featuring performances by the Spice Girls, Fatboy Slim, Annie Lennox, Eric Idle, and others; watch some of genConnect’s interviews with 2012 Olympics gold medal winners
We bid a sad, yet proud farewell to the London 2012 Summer Olympics. At Sunday night’s London 2012 Closing Ceremony, music by British music stars such as the Spice Girls, Taio Cruz, Beady Eye, Fatboy Slim, Annie Lennox, George Michael, and the band Queen took the stage by storm. The late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury made an appearance via older hologram while singer Jessie J. performed with Queen. Eric Idle of Monty Python fame attempted to be shot out of a cannon, but when that didn’t work out, the comedic actor led the crowd of 8,000 in a rendition of “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life.”
The Olympic flag was later handed over to 2016 hosts Rio de Janeiro.
The U.S. took home the most gold medals – 46, to be exact – plus 29 silver and bronze each, for a total medal count of 104. China came in second with a total Olympic medal count of 88, while Great Britain came in third with 65.
As we say goodbye to the 2012 Olympics, we at genConnect would like to take a moment to say “congratulations” to all of the athletes who participated in the Summer Games. We are so proud of all of our American athletes, in particular.
Below are some of our interview with Olympic 2012 medal winners, as they discuss their hopes and dreams for these Games and beyond. Click on the links below to watch the videos and for the full stories:
Click on the links below for our interviews with Olympic legends on advice for future Olympians:
Check back on genConnect.com beginning Aug. 29 for coverage of the London 2012 Paralympics, and our video interviews with some star Paralympic athletes!
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