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Sunday, August 12, 2012
Athletes who competed in the London 2012 Games have come into the Olympic Stadium.
The competitors were preceded by all the flagbearers of all the countries taking part in the Games, including Ben Ainslie, who carried the flag for Team GB.
Athletes walked through the crowd to get to the centre of the Olympic Stadium, many waving miniature British flags as well as the flags of their own country.
During the closing ceremony athletes all come into the Stadium together, rather than by country.
Their entrance was accompanied by Elbow singing One Day Like This and Open Arms, as well as recorded music from artists who previously performed at the closing ceremony.