London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony

August 12, 2012, LONDON — They were a captive audience at first


A wide view of the Closing Ceremony celebration.

No longer at play, the world’s athletes returned to Olympic Stadium, some gilded, others in desperate need of relief, and stood corralled in eight groupings as a parade of supermodels and Spice Girls seized the stage.

After being held in place by volunteers for more than an hour Sunday night, small groupings of athletes broke out, off to celebrate away from the Closing Ceremony’s unwieldy, yet colorful, performances that concluded the third Games hosted by England.

Olympic Cauldron lights up Stadium at start of Closing Ceremony.-Photo courtesy of www.london2012.com

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is welcoming the 2016 Olympics at London Olympics Stadium, August 12, 2016

Medal count

Rank by Gold Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 46 29 29 104
2 38 27 22 87
3 29 17 19 65
4 24 25 33 82
5 13 8 7 28
6 11 19 14 44
7 11 11 12 34
8 8 9 11 28
9 8 4 5 17
10 7 16 12 35
11 7 14 17 38
12 7 1 5 13
13 6 6 8 20
14 6 5 9 20
15 5 3 6 14
16 5 3 5 13
17 4 5 3 12
18 4 4 4 12
19 4 3 3 10
20 4 0 2 6
21 3 10 4 17
22 3 5 9 17
23 3 5 5 13
24 3 2 1 6
25 3 1 3 7
26 3 1 2 6
27 2 5 2 9
28 2 4 5 11
29 2 4 3 9
30 2 2 6 10
30 2 2 6 10
32 2 2 1 5
33 2 2 0 4
34 2 1 2 5
35 2 1 1 4
36 1 5 12 18
37 1 4 3 8
38 1 3 4 8
39 1 3 3 7
39 1 3 3 7
41 1 1 3 5
42 1 1 2 4
42 1 1 2 4
42 1 1 2 4
45 1 1 1 3
46 1 1 0 2
47
Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago
1 0 3 4
47 1 0 3 4
49
LatviaLatvia
1 0 1 2
50 1 0 0 1
50 1 0 0 1
50 1 0 0 1
50 1 0 0 1
50
VenezuelaVenezuela
1 0 0 1
55
IndiaIndia
0 2 4 6
56 0 2 3 5
57 0 2 1 3
58 0 2 0 2
59
SlovakiaSlovakia
0 1 3 4
60
ArmeniaArmenia
0 1 2 3
60
BelgiumBelgium
0 1 2 3
60 0 1 2 3
63 0 1 1 2
63
EstoniaEstonia
0 1 1 2
63 0 1 1 2
63 0 1 1 2
63 0 1 1 2
63 0 1 1 2
69 0 1 0 1
69 0 1 0 1
69 0 1 0 1
69
GuatemalaGuatemala
0 1 0 1
69 0 1 0 1
69 0 1 0 1
75 0 0 2 2
75 0 0 2 2
75
QatarQatar
0 0 2 2
75
SingaporeSingapore
0 0 2 2
79 0 0 1 1
79 0 0 1 1
79
Hong Kong, ChinaHong Kong, China
0 0 1 1
79 0 0 1 1
79 0 0 1 1
79
MoroccoMorocco
0 0 1 1
79 0 0 1 1