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London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony, Flag Handover


2012, London, UK

London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony, Flag Handover

August 12th 2012, London

The Flag Handover of London 2012 Closing Ceremony took place on August 12 to show to the world "the country of the multicultural embrace" and give a taste of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Among the interpreters of last Sunday night's Olympic handover ceremony: Alessandra Ambrosio, International model, Renato Sorriso, a street sweeper famous for samba dancing with his broom, BNegão, one of Brazil's most versatile and active rappers, Marisa Monte, one of the greatest singers of modern Brazilian music, Seu Jorge, a musician known around the world for his role in the film City of God. More than 200 dancers and 82 musicians playing Samba drums gave an eight-minute performance designed to illustrate Brazil's "multicultural embrace" during the closing ceremony in London's Olympic Stadium. [...]

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