The Olympic flame is extinguished as London closes the 2012 Games

The Olympic flame is extinguished as London closes the 2012 Games

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: The flame of the Olympic cauldron is extinguished during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 12, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 12 at 8:08 PM

LONDON (AP) -- IOC President Jacques Rogge has hailed the London Olympics as a "happy and glorious games."

Rogge gave his verdict in a speech at the closing ceremony Sunday night.

He then declared the games closed and called on the youth of the world to assemble in four years in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Games.

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