The 2008 Summer Olympics came to an festive ending in a display of tightly scripted merriment and lavish fireworks, featuring top celebrities like David Beckham, Jimmy Page, Jackie Chan...
Fireworks prelude, including a firework countdown above the National Stadium itself, at 8:00PM CST.
Mass games performance by a troupe of drummers.
Athletes enter the stadium, with drumming throughout the precession.
Song « Beijing Beijing, I Love Beijing » by Hong Kong singer Kelly Chen, Chinese-American singer Wang Lee Hom and Korean singer Rain.
Opera tenor Plácido Domingo and Chinese singer Song Zuying sing « The Flame of Love » (composed by Bian Liunian and Klaus Badelt)..
Eight minutes of presentation of the 2012 London Olympics.
A British Modern Cultural Performance, involving a double-decker bus, bicycles and commuters.
Leona Lewis and Jimmy Page perform « Whole Lotta Love ».
Appearance by David Beckham, who kicked a ceremonial football into the rows of volunteers.
Fireworks representing the Olympic rings.
Extinguishing of the Olympic Flame, following a recitation of the 16 days of Olympic competition and of the Ancient Greek competition.
Fireworks, Pyrotechnics & Ethnic Dancing.
Xie xie Beijing; see you in London!
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