The 2012 Summer Olympics have finally come to an end, with some athletes returning home heroes and others returning zeros. To commemorate the games, London enlisted some of its own national treasures to send the Olympians off in style. 

British acts, young and old, good and “eh” crowded the stage at the closing ceremonies, including the Spice Girls, Annie Lennox, The Who, One Direction, The Pet Shop Boys, George Michael (fresh from the brink of death thanks to a pneumonia scare) and Jessie J, who did a digital duet with the late Freddie Mercury, courtesy of modern hologram technology.

In a celebration of British design, supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell stormed the runway in Alexander McQueen. However, some felt Moss and Campbell’s free-wheelin’, freebasin’ history of drug use flew in the face of everything the Olympics stand for.

But even a few naysayers couldn’t rain on London’s parade with many agreeing that the ceremony  was a cheesy delight.

Photo: Yves Lorson

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