In the 1960s, the rockers and the mods were two conflicting sub-cultures in Britain.
After "Brighton Rock," now "We Will Rock You" from Brian May, Roger Taylor and Jessie J
Stay tuned for British mod music courtesy of The Who. #CannotWait
The London Philharmonic Orchestra now plays the
National Anthem of Greece
The London Welsh Male Voice Choir and London Welsh Rugby Club Choir together perform the Olympic Anthem
The Olympic flag has been taken down.
It now leaves the #London2012 Olympic stadium. See you in 2016!
We begin to say farewell to #London2012.
The Olympic flag has been passed on from the Mayor of London to the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro as Prince Harry looked on.
Now playing the National Anthem of Brazil
Rio's presentation begins. A taste of what we'll see and experience in 4 years.
Brasil's Renato Solito performs the samba
Brazilian bossa nova now being performed. Smooth.
Brazilian football star Pele joins Solito onstage
More fireworks! But then — who will close the Olympics?
Sebastien Coe, LOGOC Chairman gives his closing remarks. People "boo"... they don't want it to end.
"We lit the flame and we lit up the world." - Coe
"Thank you to the people who built the stadium. The people who created a new neighborhood in an old city. The people who stood guard to keep us safe." - Coe
"Thank you to the tens of thousands of volunteers. Volunteers who gave their time, their boundless enthusiasm, and their goodwill. And who have the right to say tonight, 'I made London 2012.'" - Coe
"At our opening ceremony, we proclaimed that these were Games for everyone. At our closing ceremony, we can say that these were Games by everyone." - Coe
"The spirit of these Olympics will inspire a generation." - Coe
"On the first day of these Games, I said we will do it right. On the last day, I can say, Britain, we did it right. Thank you." - Coe
Dr. Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee, takes the podium.
"These were happy and glorious Games." - Rogge
"I call on the youth of the world to assemble 4 years from now in Rio de Janeiro." - Rogge
Rogge has declared the London 2012 Olympic Games closed. Bittersweet moment.
The cauldron's fire will now be put out.
The cauldron's petals are separating.
Many thought that Take That wouldn't make it because lead singer Barlow had a still-born daughter recently.
Take That is performing "Rule the World"
Phoenix flies over the cauldron with prima ballerina Darcey Bussell
We're at the tail-end of the #London2012 #Olympics closing ceremony
Bussell's performance was choreographed by the Royal Ballet’s artistic associate, Christopher Wheeldon.
And the cauldron's fire has been extinguished. The Who's "Teenage Wasteland" starts playing again.
It's time to do the mod dance! It's The Who! #GoMods #Vespa #Lambretta #Quadrophenia #ReadySteadyGo
The Who now playing "Baba O’Riley" from their 1971 album, Who's Next.
"My Generation" was composed by The Who guitarist Pete Townshend when he was 20 years old, specially for the Mods. #GoMods #Vespa #Lambretta #Quadrophenia #ReadySteadyGo
Scenes from the Olympics now being played again. The tears, the triumphs. It has been a good season.
Emeli Sande sings "Imagine"
London 2012 Olympics is now officially over. Thank you for being with us this morning.
And that's a wrap. Thanks for joining our live blog folks! See you at #Rio2016