Great success for London 2012
The Olympic games ended with a spectacular musical closing ceremony and the official handover to the next host city, Rio de Janeiro.
Lord Coe epressed his gratitude to theletes for creating "moments of heroism and heartbreak", the spectators for their "spirit of generosity" and the volunteers.
"Our volunteers have been sensational. They've had boundless enthusiasm, goodwill, humour - they've done their work with grace ... the best ever," he said.