July 17, 2012, 8:09 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- It may not have even begun yet, but one of the most hotly anticipated events of the Olympics in London is the Olympic Closing Ceremony on 12 August; it is definitely a date to put in the diary. A spectacle on a scale like no other, the Olympic Closing Ceremony will look back on all the achievements at the London 2012 Olympic Games, symbolised by marching athletes, hoisted flags, speeches and the extinguishing of the Olympic Flame. It also looks to the future, as the Olympics is handed over to the next host city Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games.
The Olympics in London run for just over two weeks from 27 July until 12 August. Each Olympic Games closing ceremony is a chance for the host city to have one final hurrah before showcasing a tantalising taste of the new host country, which in 2016 in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro.
With events held across the capital, indeed throughout the country, the 2012 London Olympics is like no other Olympic Games. The 30 th Olympic Games' use of a diverse collection of venues has never been done before and it is sure to have a lasting impact on the UK.
LondonTown.com has a dedicated London 2012 Olympic Games site. This includes information on the history of the Olympics, the legacy it is leaving on London and Britain as a whole, a full line-up of Olympic events, information on torches and mascots, travel, the Olympic Park and the Cultural Olympiad. Additionally it has a handy, easy-to-use downloadable venue map.
The precise details of the Closing Ceremony are so far being kept under wraps, but if it is as unique and special as the Opening Ceremony plans to be it surely will be a memorable occasion that will no doubt meet the high standards set in Beijing in 2008.