LONDON 2012: Closing Ceremony – Live on BBC One

August 11, 2012

After 16 days of tense and exciting competition that will live long in the memory, the curtain falls on the 30th Olympiad in spectacular fashion with the traditional closing ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in the East End of London.

BBC One will broadcast live and uninterrupted coverage of the London’s closing ceremony as the city bids farewell to the Games, featuring an event that will pay homage to Britain’s illustrious musical heritage.

Beginning at 9.00pm, and featuring more than 4,000 performers, including 3,500 volunteers, the show is entitled ‘A Symphony of British Music’, and celebrates one of the nation’s greatest cultural exports over the past 50 years.

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LONDON 2012: BBC unveils Olympics titles

July 2, 2012

The BBC has revealed the title sequence and marketing campaign for its coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Based on a concept of transforming the UK landscape into a giant sporting arena, the animations will be seen across the BBC’s comprehensive Olympics output on TV, computers, mobiles, tablets and connected TVs.

Mercury Prize-winning band Elbow have composed the BBC’s 2012 anthem titled ‘First Steps’, and will be available as a digital-only download on the day of the opening ceremony (July 27).

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