The London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony will be happening in mere hours, and as it gets closer, the excitement around the globe is building.
As millions of people will be watching the show, you can only imagine the pressure on the closing ceremony creator Kim Gavin to make it spectacular.
However, he seems to be taking it all in stride, which is a good attitude to have.
"The real show is the Olympics, the sport. It's always been a blessing to have this job of putting on an aftershow party after the main event. I want it to be fun, I want it to be colourful. I want it to be the best aftershow party there has ever been," he said.
Of course, with less than 24 hours to rehearse, it will be a little bit difficult to make everything perfect, but so far it sounds like it's going to be amazing.
Here are just a few of the many highlights of this evenings 2012 Olympics closing ceremony in London:
- The ceremony will be about 150 minutes long, or two and a half hours. It will feature speeches from Rio 2016 Olympics organizers and highlights from this summer's games as well.
- The Olympic flame, which is made of copper and has 204 "petals" representing each country involved in the games will be extinguished.
- There will be a lot of singing and dancing, by real pop stars and by volunteers who will put on a show filled with London landmarks and the signature British quirkiness.
It's easy to see that this is going to be a show to rememberÂ—as long as Kim Gavin and her crew can get rid of any glitches before start time.
Are you excited for the London 2012 closing ceremony? Will you be watching it live online or on NBC later in the evening?
Here are the start times for either one:
Online: Go to www.nbcolympics.com at 4 P.M. Eastern Time to watch the show live from London.
TV: The closing ceremony will air at 7P.M. Eastern Time, as a pre-taped version.
If you decide to watch the TV version, you should be aware that parts may be edited out, so if you'd like to see the entire show your best bet would be watching it at 4 P.M. online.
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