Olympics closing ceremony: Spice Girls reunion closes London 2012 (Photo and Video)

By on Aug 13, 2012 in Entertainment, Europe, Events, Music Comments

British pop group icon Spice Girls had a reunion during the Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday, August 12, 2012, as shown in the photo and video below, being among the top performers who entertained the athletes inside the Olympic Stadium, with the crowd estimated to have reached 80,000.

Victoria Beckham of Spice Girls, performing
during the Olympics closing ceremony

Image Credit: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images

As featured at NBCOlympics.com on Sunday afternoon, the Spice Girls reunion was composed of its original members, including Victoria Beckham, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown, and Geri Halliwell; belting their hits “Wannabe” and “Spice Up Your Life.”

As announced earlier, the Olympics closing ceremony is titled “A Symphony of British Music” and will celebrate Britain’s music strongest cultural exports over the last 50 years, which also featured other noted British artists including Brian May, George Michael, Annie Lennox, the Pet Shop Boys, One Direction, among others.

Apparently, the event also featured extravagant fireworks that opened up into a flaming flower, with each stem to be distributed among the countries that joined the Olympics, with DJ Fatboy Slim later coming into view on top of a fluorescent multi-colored octopus.

On the latter part, London Mayor Boris Johnson was seen formally handed the Olympic flag to IOC President Jacques Rogge, who then presented it to Eduardo Paes, the mayor of Rio de Janeiro. This 2016 Olympic Games formal announcement featured 250 dancers and musicians in an eight-minute ceremony.

Related Post: Olympic medal count: USA leads in final tally as London Olympics 2012 ends, China second, Britain third

Olympics closing ceremony fireworks
Image Credit: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Spice Girls reunion at Olympics closing ceremony
Image Credit: AP

From left to right: Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, IOC President Jacques Rogge, and Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes (holding the Olympic Flag) during the Olympics closing ceremony
Image Credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Spice Girls, performing during the Olympics closing ceremony
Video Credit: Suczka Lesba/Vimeo/TFI/NBC Olympics

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