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2012 Olympic Games End Today with a Strong Local Showing

The closing ceremony will air tonight, but local athletes will compete one more time before the games end.

The 2012 Olympic Games wrap up today with a closing ceremony featuring 15,000 performers.

Titled “A Symphony of British Music,” the ceremony will celebrate Britain’s contributions to the world of music and will air at 7 p.m. on NBC. Athletes will continue to compete throughout the final day with a highlight of the day including the men’s basketball gold medal match airing at 12:30 p.m.

As of midnight Saturday, the USA led the medal count with 102 medals, including the most gold, silver and bronze medals, according to Yahoo Sports. In second is China with 87 medals.

The day also offers one more chance to catch local athletes compete on the world stage.

The USA Men’s Water Polo Team, including Seal Beach natives Adam Wright and Tim Hutten will compete at 2:20 a.m. for 7th or 8th place.

The USA Women’s Water Polo Team, based in Los Alamitos, won the Gold medal, beating Spain to take home the Gold.

The Canadian Women’s Pursuit cycling team won the bronze medal with a time of three minutes, 17.915 seconds. The team’s coach, three-time Olympian Tanya Dubnicoff, lives and trains in Seal Beach as does the team’s star Cyclist Tara Whitten.

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