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LONDON – August 11, 2012 – NBC’s Olympic primetime host Bob Costas will host the London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony from Olympic Stadium alongside co-hosts Al Michaels, the host of NBC’s Olympic daytime coverage, and Ryan Seacrest, Olympic primetime correspondent. The Closing Ceremony will follow London Gold, a special presentation of the top moments and athletes of the 2012 Olympics. Coverage begins Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Part of the Closing Ceremony will be “A Symphony of British Music,” celebrating one of Britain’s strongest cultural exports over the last 50 years, and featuring world-famous British musicians.

In the tradition of the Olympic Closing Ceremony, London will hand over the Olympic flag to Rio, the host of the next Summer Olympics in 2016. The flag will be turned over to Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes and there will be a samba- and Carnival-flavored cultural presentation by the next host city.