AS the London Olympics drew to a theatrical end the world-wide viewing audience were treated to a flaming phoenix soaring above the Olympic stadium.
A PHOENIX soared above the Olympic Stadium as the flame was extinguished ending the London 2012 Games.
In another night of thrilling British eccentricity a final theatrical flourish saw the flaming phoenix rise above the Olympic cauldron while ballerina Darcey Bussell flew from the roof and Take That played at the other end of the Stadium.
The packed stands joined in with a rousing rendition of The Who’s My Generation before streaming out into the London night with the Games over after a wonderful 17 days.
A world-wide audience heard International Olympic Committee boss Jacques Rogge declare of the Games: “These were happy and glorious Games.”