Closing Ceremony

The Commonwealth Games - The Joy of Whingeing

Nick Abbot | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Sport
Nick Abbot

The one event that was not shifted about like a wrestler's jock strap was the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, featuring a collection of countries that Britain holds so little sway over that it seemed like a meeting of human rights refuseniks.

Have the Olympics and Paralympics Inspired a Better Cult of Celebrity‏?

Janan Jay | Posted 11.11.2012 | Home
Janan Jay

The past six weeks have been refreshing and maybe we're ready for a long-term change. Once pessimistic and cynical, morale has been sky high throughout Great Britain. We cheered, instead of deriding. Headlines splashed across papers gave use pride.

Rihanna Planning Crazy Entrance For Paralympics Closing Ceremony?

WENN | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Rihanna could steal the show when she arrives to perform alongside Coldplay and Jay-Z at the Paralympics closing ceremony, as she is set to arrive by ...

Olympics Closing Ceremony Sends Album Charts Into A Spin

PA | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Musicians who performed at the Olympics closing ceremony have sent the album charts into a spin, with Emeli Sande climbing to the top and alternative-...

Noel Pokes Fun At Liam's Olympics Performance

WENN | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Noel Gallagher has taken aim at his brother Liam and his new group Beady Eye for performing Oasis classic Wonderwall at the Olympics Closing Ceremony ...

Not Just Sh*t But Also Dangerous

Chris T-T | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK
Chris T-T

What Gavin's Closing Ceremony has done is to throw Britain back in the box and slam it shut; fiercely and unquestioningly placing current hegemonies back in charge.

Guess How Much Blur Got Paid

WENN | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

British rockers Blur were paid just £300 to perform in London's Hyde Park to mark the closing of the Olympic Games. The band played a huge gig in ...

A Glorified Pop Concert - The Closing Ceremony London 2012 Didn't Deserve

Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Sport
Samuel Luckhurst

An unmitigated disaster from start-to-finish, and with few redeeming features, I was glad when the lights went out on London 2012's heinous closing ceremony.

Britain Waits For The Spice Girls, Complains On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK

Its director Kim Gavin said it was London calling the world - for a party. But have we had a bit too much joy? Brits certainly seemed in a tetc...

'Inspirational' London Riots Victim Invited To Closing Ceremony

PA | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK

The chairman of the burned-down, family-run Croydon furniture store that became a symbol of last summer's riots has been invited to the Olympics Games...

Spice Girls Spotted Rehearsing For Games Closer

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Rumours that the Spice Girls will be reuniting to perform at the Olympic Games closing ceremony look to be true after the band were pictured apparentl...