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TV5 to replay full London Olympics closing ceremony twice today

The Spice Girls were among the many British performers in the closing of the London Olympics 2012.

InterAksyon.com
The online news portal of TV5

MANILA - TV5 will air the full closing ceremony of the London Olympics at 12 noon today on TV5 and also at 8 p.m. on AKTV on IBC.

The closing ceremony, showcasing the best of the world's athletes and the best of British music, was aired live on TV5 from 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. Monday and highlights were incorporated into its morning program, Good Morning Club.

Aptly called “A Symphony of British Music,” the celebration featured some of the country’s best artistic exports in the past half-century. More than 4,100 performers, including 3,500 volunteers and 380 schoolchildren will be present during the lavish gathering to cap off the quadrennial games.

Academy Award-nominated film and Tony Award-winning theater director Stephen Daldry is the creative director and executive producer for the closing ceremonies.

More than 10,000 athletes will also march together in a symbol of unity forged in the past two weeks of the games. Representatives from 2016 Olympic host country Brazil also received the torch in a formal turnover ceremony for the next Games.

Despite the unsuccessful mission to capture the first Olympic gold medal for the Philippines, the 11-member contingent competed alongside the world’s best in this year’s Olympics. This year’s performance only motivates the national athletes to do better in time for 2016, officials said.

 

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