Saying goodbye to London Olympics

Published On: Aug 12 2012 09:56:40 AM HST   Updated On: Aug 12 2012 09:58:25 AM HST

The Summer Olympics end Sunday, and London's Closing Ceremony is set for Sunday night.

From the athletes to the locals, London is getting golden reviews while making Olympic history.

All good things must come to an end, and in London, the time has come to say goodbye to the legends of the sand and the pool.

After the 2012 Summer Games, Michael Phelps is now the most winning Olympian ever.

"It's wild… 20 years. Couldn't have asked to finish on a better note," Phelps said.

But it's time to say hello to legends in progress, like 17-year-old Missy Franklin.

"I learned so much mentally and physically about what I'm capable of," Franklin said.

"I remember when I was a kid seeing the national team play and they were idols to us," said soccer gold medalist Megan Rapinoe.

It's time new Olympians realized they're now the idol.

As for the city of London, many have used the word "brilliant" to describe its performance.

"What we've been most impressed with is how friendly everybody is," said Olympic athlete's sister Christi Camarena-White.

London has also made history. It hosted the games in 1908 and 1948 and now 2012. In doing so, London has become the only city to host a Summer Games three times.

"I'm very proud to be British. Everybody is very happy, and there is a buzz about London right now," said Londoner Lucy Crowther.

Up next is the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in 2014. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will host the next Summer Games in four years.


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