The 2012 Summer Olympics officially ended last night with memorable performances from The Who, George Michael and of course, a Spice Girls reunion.
Olympians have returned home – some, like , with gold medals.
Other Montgomery County Olympians, like and , may not have taken home a medal, but they still made Olympic history in their own ways.
Zetlin, another Bethesda native, was the first U.S. rhythmic athlete to compete at the Olympics since 2004 and the only American in this year’s competition.
Queen wrote in a personal essay that though she wished she had finished better, she was still honored to compete in the games.
Overall the U.S. had a pretty successful Summer Olympics, leading in both gold medals and total medals, with 46 and 104 in the respective categories.
The closing ceremony also offered a little preview of what the world can expect when Brazil hosts the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, with a performance of the Carnival festival, samba music and dance and a guest appearance by Brazilian soccer player, Pelé.
What did you think of the closing ceremonies? Will you miss tuning into the Olympics every day?