London Summer Olympics 2012 - Final Weekend, Men's Marathon, & Closing Ceremony
The 2012 Summer Olympics are coming to a close! The final weekend events include volleyball for both the US men's and women's teams. Plus basketball, the men's marathon, and the closing ceremony with a rumored lineup of Muse, George Michael, The Who, and Spice Girls.
Transcription: The 2012 Summer Olympics are coming to a close! I'm Alex and I've got the scoop on London's final weekend events, coming up on Olympics Buzz. A memorable London Olympic fortnight enters its final three days. Highlighting the track events are the thrilling men's and women's relays, as Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce look to punctuate Jamaica's superiority in the 4x100. A recent history of baton hand-off failures makes U.S. palms sweat in the one-lap relay, but the 4x400 is a Team USA specialty dating back a century. Also on Friday, diver Tom Daley and BMX star Shanaze Reade hope to add to host Great Britain's soaring gold-medal total. Saturday could be golden for two U.S. women's teams. While Geno Auriemma'sbasketball squad looks for a 41st straight Olympic win and fifth-straight gold, volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon, who led men's volleyball to glory in Beijing, tries to outduel Brazil for the very first U.S. women's title. Sunday gets off to an early start with the men's marathon, as Meb Keflezighi and Ryan Hall put their best feet forward for the U.S. The race has London to thank for its unique 26.2-mile distance, which was established at the 1908 Games when an extra 385 yards were added to accommodate Royal spectators who wanted to see the finish of what was then the Games' most popular event! Second on the Sunday-morning marquee is the men's basketball final, which the latest U.S. Dream Team would attend with a Friday win over Argentina. Kobe, LeBron and Co. may even stick around for the Who's Who of British music at the Closing Ceremony. The lineup is rumored to include Muse, George Michael, The Who and The Spice Girls, just to name a few. But before the party starts, and before Rio de Janiero can officially take over as the next summer host, IOC president Jacques Rogge (ROGUE) will speak those now-famous words: I declare the Games of the 30th Olympiad closed... and don't missGuys With Kids, a new comedy from Jimmy Fallon, Tuesdays this fall on NBC!" Log onto nbcolympics.com for live coverage and on-demand replays of every event...and keep it locked on Sidereel for more scoop on TV's biggest events.