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 GoldCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1462929104
238272287
329171965
424253382
5138728
611191444
711111234
8891128
984517
107161235
117141738
1271513
1366820
1465920
1553614
1653513
1745312
1844412
1943310
204026
21310417
2235917
2335513
243216
253137
263126
272529
2824511
292439
3022610
3022610
322215
332204
342125
352114
36151218
371438
381348
391337
391337
411135
421124
421124
421124
451113
461102
47
Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago
1034
471034
49
LatviaLatvia
1012
501001
501001
501001
501001
50
VenezuelaVenezuela
1001
55
IndiaIndia
0246
560235
570213
580202
59
SlovakiaSlovakia
0134
60
ArmeniaArmenia
0123
60
BelgiumBelgium
0123
600123
630112
63
EstoniaEstonia
0112
630112
630112
630112
630112
690101
690101
690101
69
GuatemalaGuatemala
0101
690101
690101
750022
750022
75
QatarQatar
0022
75
SingaporeSingapore
0022
790011
790011
79
Hong Kong, ChinaHong Kong, China
0011
790011
790011
79
MoroccoMorocco
0011
790011