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London gives Olympic Games a grand farewell
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With high voltage performances by the past, present and future from the world of music, London bid goodbye to the Olympics with a stylish yet informal closing ceremony. Every Olympic city has its own style of closing the Games with a ceremony that conveys a big thank you to everyone who had made it successful. London did it with music and celebrated late into the night.

New Records
Lithuania's Laura Asadauskaite won the last gold medal of the London Olympics in the women's modern pentathlon. Asadauskaite, the reigning European champion, set an Olympic record score of 5,408 as she won the event, designed to test 19th century military skills such as riding, running and pistol shooting.

India In Olympics
First Olympic Gold Medal Won by India was in 1928 Olympics in hockey. India defeated the host country Holland 3-0 in the finals. Legendary Dhyan Chand scored two goals in the final. Indian goalkeeper Richard Allen had the unique distinction of not conceding a single goal throughout the tournament. The gold medal won by the Indian hockey team in 1928 was the first Olympic gold medal won by Asia in the modern Olympics.

Medals Tally
Country
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Total
USA
46
29
29
104
China
38
27
22
87
Great Britain
29
17
19
65
Russia
24
25
33
82
South Korea
13
8
7
28
Germany
11
19
14
44
France
11
11
12
34
Italy
8
9
11
28
Hungary
8
4
5
17
Australia
7
16
12
35
India
0
2
4
6
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