Olympic summer games to wrap up in London

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August 12, 2012, 1:58 pm
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(NECN/AP) - They'll bring the curtain down on the 2012 Games tonight in London's Olympic Stadium, and it'll be more a closing party rather than closing ceremony.
 
Britain will pay homage to its rich musical history. The Who, the surviving members of Queen and the Spice Girls are expected to headline.
 
Artistic director Kim Gavin says the 10,800 Olympic athletes will march in as one and form a human mosh pit on the field. Queen Elizabeth II, who made a memorable mock parachute entrance at the opening ceremony, will be on hand.
 
Eight minutes have been turned over to Brazil, host of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
 
There will also be speeches by International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge (ROH'-guh) and the London organizing committee.

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