30th Olympiad makes spectacular end
LONDON, CMC – London said an emphatic farewell to the 30th Olympiad with a spectacular farewell ceremony here Sunday, capping two weeks of intense competition across the historic city with the Caribbean yet again scaling new heights and leaving an indelible mark on the showpiece.
The Olympic Stadium, constructed at a cost of 500 million pounds sterling, was transformed into a sea of British culture highlighted largely by pop acts such as George Michael, Spice Girls and Take That, in a glitzy three-hour gala.
New generation group One Direction and the enduring Pet Shop Boys added to the star-studded cast as Britain put its vast musical treasure trove on show for a global viewership estimated to be over 300 million.
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