yeah i thought so too joan, it was quite symbolic ,previous Olympians handing over to the future Olympians.
i think the closing ceremony will be even more spectacular as it will be a celebration.
commiserations to the USA who got pipped at the post by one point in the Archery by the Italian team, it all rested on the very last arrow, it was 10 points to win or 9 to tie ,8 to lose.
unfortunately the Italian held his nerve and pulled it out the bag.
it was so close though, the arrow was on the line between 9 and 10 but as it was touching the line meant it was a ten.
real gripping final,
did anyone notice when there was an Amy Winehouse tune playing (Valerie), it got stopped abruptly, i thought that was poignant as was her career and life ended abruptly.
im sure that was a subtle intention.