Iconic Summer Olympics Closing Ceremonies

The Closing Ceremony of an Olympics provides the host city with one last chance to show off and London is gearing up to put on quite the show to close out the 2012 Games. Join us for our live Closing Ceremony chat starting at 3:45pm EST on Sunday, August 12.

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BEIJING - AUGUST 24: A Chinese policeman stands guard as fireworks explode over the National Stadium during the Closing Ceremony for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 24, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Andrew Wong/Getty Images)

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BEIJING - AUGUST 24: Fireworks go off during the Closing Ceremony for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 24, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Beijing 2008

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BEIJING - AUGUST 24: Fireworks go off during the Closing Ceremony for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 24, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Athens 2004 Closing Ceremony

ATHENS - AUGUST 29: Fireworks are seen during the closing ceremony of the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games on August 29, 2004 at the Sports Complex Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Olympics - Closing Ceremony

ATHENS - AUGUST 29: Fireworks are seen during the closing ceremonies of the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games on August 29, 2004 at the Sports Complex Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece. The next summer Olympic Games will be held in Beijing in 2008. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

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ATHENS - AUGUST 29: Ten year-old Fotini Papaleonidopoulou (C), is assisted by athletes as she takes the flame from the Olympic cauldron during the closing ceremonies of the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games on August 29, 2004 at the Sports Complex Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece. The next summer Olympic Games will be held in Beijing in 2008. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

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Athens 2004

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01 Oct 2000: The Sydney Harbour Bridge is lit up with Fireworks after the Closing Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Sydney Australia. Mandatory Credit: Matt Turner/ALLSPORT

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1 Oct 2000: Greg Norman at the Closing Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium on day 16 of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. \ Mandatory Credit: Mark Dadswell /Allsport

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1 Oct 2000: General View of the Closing Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium on day 16 of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. \ Mandatory Credit: Mark Dadswell /Allsport

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Barcelona 1992

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9 AUG 1992: A FIREWORKS DISPLAY IS SET OFF ABOVE THE OLYMPIC STADIUM DURING THE COLSING CEREMONY OF THE 1992 BARCELONA OLYMPICS.

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9 AUG 1992: A HUGE DISPLAY IS PUT ON IN THE CENTRE OF THE OLYMPIC STADIUM DURING THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE 1992 BARCELONA OLYMPICS.

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2 Oct 1988: Fireworks light up the night sky during the Closing Ceremony for the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Mandatory Credit: Billy Stickland/Allsport

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Seoul 1988

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12 AUG 1984: A LASER SHOW ILLUMINATES THE SKY DURING THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE 1984 OLYMPIC GAMES HELD IN THE LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM.