Special celebrations are to take place at set points in London tomorrow to commemorate the closing of the Beijing Games and the hand over to London for 2012. England footballer David Beckham will kick a handover ball at the closing ceremony to London, it has been revealed at a press conference.
The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is especially pleased with the British athletes' performance at the Beijing Games with a record haul of medals and has expressed a desire to award the medal winners new year's honours at the end of the year.
Large screens are already in place and the one at Trafalgar Square will play all-day great Beijing 2008 Olympic moments. A large screen was up today with German performers (see my photo, featured)
Musicians Jimmy Page and Leona Lewis will also perform during the London's part. According to Beijing Morning Post, US R&B singer Beyonce Knowles will also be on stage for London.
Among the performers are also three dance groups - the Royal Opera House, street dance theatre group ZooNation and CandoCo, a contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers.
London's set will start with a symbolic red London double-decker bus driving around the Bird's Nest chased by Hoy, Pendleton and Reade on their bikes.
When it slows down at a bus stop, the three groups of dancers will surround the double-decker.
Afterwards the bus will transform itself, with the top half folding down in segments to show a hedge cut into shapes of the London skyline such as Tower Bridge, Battersea Power Station, the Houses of Parliament, and a phalanx of black umbrellas beside will be unfurled, BBC reported.
English pop singer Leona Lewis will emerge from the roof to sing a song and then guitarist Page appears to perform with Lewis a new version of Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love.'
As the song nears its end, the former England captain Beckham will stand on another lift with a London girl and kick a football into the crowd of spectators in the stadium, switching everyone's attention to the handover party outside Buckingham Palace.