Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee is congratulated by Spain's Javier Gomez after Brownlee won the gold medal in the men's triathlon

Pictures of the day: 8 August 2012

Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee is congratulated by Spain's Javier Gomez after Brownlee won the gold medal in the men's triathlon at the Summer Olympics in London

Closing: As the sun sets in London, the Olympic Stadium prepares for the London 2012 closing ceremony

Going out in a blaze of golden glory: Awe-inspiring shots from the fantastic fireworks show which closed London's 2012 Olympics

Damien Hirst UK Flag For 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony

Winning team: The men smiled widely during the medal ceremony for the Men's Four Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney

Super Saturday continues: Team GB scoop SIX golds as rowers power to double glory before female cyclists, golden girl Ennis, long jumper Rutherford and 10,000m star Farah top the podium

Winning team: Team GB (Andrew Triggs Hodge, Pete Reed, Tom James and Alex Gregory) smiled widely during the medal ceremony for the Men's Four Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney

Jessica Ennis of Great Britain competes in the Women's Heptathlon 100m Hurdles Heat 1 on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games

The 50 best images of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Jessica Ennis of Great Britain competes in the Women's Heptathlon Hurdles Heat 1 on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Germany's Matthias Steiner is injured while his weights fall during the men's +105kg Group A snatch weightlifting competition

Pictures of the day: 8 August 2012

Injured Olympians: Blood, bruises and tears - Germany's Matthias Steiner is injured while his weights fall during the men's Group A snatch weightlifting competition at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games August REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Colourful: Hundreds of fireworks explode around the stadium to mark the end of a successful Games for Britain

Going out in a blaze of golden glory: Awe-inspiring shots from the fantastic fireworks show which closed London's 2012 Olympics

Image: Fireworks explode above the stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games on Sunday (© John Stillwell/AFP/Getty Images)

Glorious send-off: Fireworks lit up the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London, as London 2012 drew to a close

Going out in a blaze of golden glory: Awe-inspiring shots from the fantastic fireworks show which closed London's 2012 Olympics

Glorious send-off: Fireworks lit up the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London, as London 2012 drew to a close

The full moon rises through the Olympic Rings hanging beneath Tower Bridge in this picture taken by Retures photographer Luke MacGregor on 3 August

Pictures of the day: 8 August 2012

Best photos of the London Olympics - The full moon rises through the Olympic Rings hanging beneath Tower Bridge during the London 2012 Olympic Games August (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor)

Flare player: Ainslie celebrates his fourth Olympic gold

'Sir Ben' is king of the waves: Ainslie wins fourth gold to become best ever Olympic sailor

Alight: Fireworks explode into the London night sky as the Olympic closing ceremony comes to a spectacular end

Going out in a blaze of golden glory: Awe-inspiring shots from the fantastic fireworks show which closed London's 2012 Olympics

OLYMPIC'S 2012 Alight: Fireworks explode into the London night sky as the Olympic closing ceremony comes to a spectacular end

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