What Time Does The 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony Start?

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The 2012 Closing Olympic Ceremony will proceed with the ceremonial ending formalities including the athletes march around the stadium, music performances from iconic British music groups, the extinguishing of the Olympic Flame and the passing of the symbolic torch to the next host country which will be Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

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What time does the 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony start or begin? Similar to the Opening Ceremony the Closing Ceremony will begin at 9:00 BST in London, England on August 12th, 2012.

What channel will the Olympic Closing Ceremony be on in the U.S.? In the United States there will be an earlier time adjustment because of time zones. In the Eastern Time zone the Closing Ceremony coverage on NBC will begin at 7:00 p.m. ET and conclude around 10:38 p.m. on Sunday night. Other starting time zones in the United States for the NBC Primetime coverage of the 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremonies in the United States are:

  • Eastern Time: NBC coverage from 7:00 p.m. to 10:38 p.m.
  • Central Time: NBC coverage starts at 6:oo p.m and ends at 9:38 p.m.
  • Mountain Time: coverage starts at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 8:38 p.m.
  • Pacific Time: Closing Ceremony coverage begins at 4:00 p.m. and finishes at 7:38 p.m.
  • Alaska Time: ceremony coverage begins at 3:00 p.m. and ends at 6:38 p.m.

Be sure to check the NBC Primetime coverage in your area. To check the local listings in your area go to the NBC Olympics local listing check website.Just type in your zip and check out the NBC program schedule for your area.

If you don’t know the time conversion in your area you can use the time zone converter. This is an easy online script to use to get a quick conversion from the 9:00 BST London starting time to any time in your time zone.

The Closing Ceremony is getting near as August 12th, Sunday approaches. The Ceremony promises to be a grande triumphant music finale that should put a exclamation point on this year’s 2012 Olympics.

Some of  the anticipated music groups and performances will possibly include:

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  • George Michael
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Pink Floyd
  • Muse
  • The Who (still rumored)
  • Madness
  • Take That
  • Spice Girls

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