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Firewords exploding above the Olympics Stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games on Sunday. Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Olympic Games. AFP

Spectacular closing ceremony marks britain’s greatest summer

The greatest summer in Great Britain reached its climax with a spectacular closing ceremony that marked the end of the XXXth summer Olympiad at the Olympic Stadium last night. A galaxy of internationally reputed musicians and fashion icons performed to make the London 2012 closing ceremony even more memorable one. That included George Michael, Tinie Tempah, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, The Spice Girls and The Who.

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Junior National tennis boys’ U-18 quarters today

Aritha Weerasinghe fought hard to beat Yasitha de Silva (6/3, 1/6, 6/4) in closely contested three sets in the under 18 second round tie when the 2012 tennis Junior Nationals continued for the third day at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association (SLTA) hard courts, Colombo yesterday.

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Thisara’s fireworks power Kandurata

It took a power packed blitz of 72 by Thisara Perea to take the Kandurata side to a commendable score of 159 for the loss of 7 wickets after 20 overs against the Neganahira Nagas at the R.Premadasa stadium under lights.

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USA leads final medal haul

USA, after losing the top spot to hosts China at the final medals standings of the last Beijing 2008 Games, bounced back to take the lead at the conclusion of the 2012 Olympic Games in the British capital.A final gold medal in the sport they have mastered the best - basketball,enabled the USA to end up with a rich haul of 46 gold, 29 silver and 29 bronze in a total of 104 medals. Though many thought China would retain their supremacy, they finally settled for the second spot with 38 gold, 27 silver and 22 bronze medals.

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