'Best after-show party ever' to end Games

Posted at Aug 12 2012 04:13 PM | Updated as of Aug 13 2012 12:13 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The closing ceremony of the London Games will feature a "symphony of British music" stretching from Elgar to the present day.

The show, lasting just under three hours in total, will invite athletes into a "mosh pit" for the spectacle, and pay tribute to the work of 70,000 volunteers over the course of the Games.

It will also feature a Brazilian performance to build anticipation for Rio 2016 before the ritual extinguishing of London’s Olympic flame.

And as the final weekend of Olympic sport got underway, organizers refused to declare the London Games “the best ever,” saying only that they were “pretty pleased.” -- Dateline Philippines, ANC, August 12, 2012.