Published On: Sun, Aug 12th, 2012

London Olympic to enter it’s final day

U.K., August 12: Team GB’s athletes will make one final push to claim some of the last gold medals of London 2012 as the Olympics enters its final day.

Fifteen gold medals are up for grabs on Sunday, including the men’s marathon, with high hopes for Team GB in boxing.

It follows another spectacular Saturday night, which saw runner Mo Farah add a second gold to his medal tally and diver Tom Daley win bronze.

After the sport, a spectacular closing ceremony starts from 21:00 BST.

After 16 days of competition at the Olympic Park, plus venues throughout London and other cities, London will hand over to 2016 host city Rio de Janeiro in what promises to be a stunning show involving 3,500 performers in the Olympic Stadium.

Artistic director Kim Gavin said the ceremony would be “the best after-show party of all time”.

And there will be a late chance for some Olympic fans to join the party. Once the set has been moved into place, between 200 and 1,000 seats for the ceremony will be released for sale online.

Singer George Michael has already confirmed his participation and the Spice Girls and Tinie Tempah are among acts reported to be performing.

During the ceremony, sailor Ben Ainslie, a four-time Olympic gold medallist, will carry the flag for Team GB.

Before the final curtain, Sunday’s action will see one of the Olympics’ most iconic events, the men’s marathon, take place on the streets of London.

 

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