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Taio Cruz, Jessie J and Tinie Tempah were among the impressive acts who came together in London last night for the Olympics Closing Ceremony.

The former entertained attendees with his smash "Dynamite," while Jessie went with “Price Tag" and also joined Tempah on a rendition of "Written in the Stars. The trio then came together for a collaboration on the Bee Gees' "Dancing."

Check out the video below for more and also check out One Direction and The Spice Girls taking to the Closing Ceremony stage...

WHICH CLOSING CEREMONY ACT WAS YOUR FAVORITE?

 

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It's safe to say that One Direction has hit the big time.

The popular boy band was one of several acts to perform in front of a live and television audience of millions last night, helping to close out the London Olympics with a rendition of "What Makes You Beautiful." While being wheeled around on the flat bed of a truck because, hey, why not?!?

Watch the singing stud do their thing in the following video:

Also making headlines at the Closing Ceremony? The Spice Girls reunited!!! Check out their performance now and let's start the petition to get them back together full time, shall we?

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The Spice Girls were together again, if only for one night.

The closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics featured a number of performances by English music stars, including the UK's beloved fab five.

The best-selling girl group of all time made perhaps biggest splash at Sunday night’s big event, busting out a medley of their catchy pop hits.

Watch a two-minute clip of their performance below:

The ladies arrived via multi-colored taxis into the center of the stadium, the floor of which was arranged to resemble Britain's Union Jack.

As they sang “Wannabe” and “Spice Up Your Life” atop their taxis and circling the stadium, rumors of a reunion tour no doubt ran wild.

In case you forgot one or more of them, the Spice Girls are comprised of Melanie Chisholm (“Sporty Spice”), Emma Bunton (“Baby Spice”), Melanie Brown (“Scary Spice”), Geri Halliwell (“Ginger Spice”), and Victoria Beckham (“Posh Spice”).

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McKayla Maroney is not impressed by much.

She's just hard to please ... don't blame a girl for having high expectations of herself and others. The Olympics' funniest Internet meme continues today with the U.S. gymnastics standout still not impressed by various people and events.

Specifically, the Dwight Howard trade ... the rest of the NBA may be shaking in its collective high-tops, but one sports star is so like, "Whatever."

McKayla and Dwight

This is not to say that McKayla's demanding standards are reserved for sports alone. She was equally unmoved by Kim Kardashian's wedding ...

McKayla and Kim

... and Paris Hilton's new quote-unquote "career" ...

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U.S. soccer all-star Hope Solo gets a lot of press for her off-field antics and comments, but the goaltender always performs when it counts.

The U.S. won the women's soccer gold medal and would not have done so without the best goalie on the planet - just ask Solo's teammates.

"You can't go without saying that Hope saved the day," U.S. forward Abby Wambach said. "Literally. Five times." Here's one of those times:

All the interviews, candid remarks and Twitter rants against Brandi Chastain can't take away from the fact that Hope saved the Americans yesterday.

Carli Lloyd scored early in both halves, putting America up 2-0. But Japan closed to within 2-1, and had a chance to tie in the waning moments.

Hope shut the door on them, though, as she has countless times before in her career. Watch her last, and best, save of the match right here:

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Russian synchronized swimming duo Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina didn't just perform a Michael Jackson-themed routine at the Olympics this week ... they won a gold medal for it! Technically and artistically, it was awesome!

Watch them perform - MJ swimsuits and all - to "They Dont Care About Us" ...

Natalia and Svetlana even got a shout-out from La Toya Jackson, who said, "I'm thankful for the honor that the Olympian swimmers paid to my brother Michael's memory."

"It is so wonderful to see how many global fans he has!"

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Ashton Eaton of the United States won gold in the decathlon yesterday, cementing his place among the all-time great Olympic athletes ... if not atop that list.

Eaton dashed, hurdled, jumped and vaulted through 10 events, racking up 8,869 points - short of his own world record, but enough to secure the gold.

What the 24-year-old also won is renewed prominence for the decathlon, producer of icons from Jim Thorpe to Bruce Jenner (yes, that Bruce Jenner).

Considered by many to be the greatest decathlete ever, whether that means Ashton Eaton is the greatest athlete ever, or even now, is up for debate.

Ashton Eaton Photo

Usain Bolt proclaimed himself the greatest ever last night after winning the 200-meters. At Eaton’s news conference, he was asked the same question.

Ashton paused, but Trey Hardee, a fellow American decathlete who won the silver medal Thursday with 8,671 points, interjected on his behalf.

“So Ashton doesn’t have to sound selfish or self-centered, Ashton is the best athlete to ever walk the planet, hands down,” Hardee said.

He cited the history of the decathlon, dating back to ancient times, and the unparalleled rigors of competing in 10 events over two days.

Someone relayed Bolt’s comments to Hardee, and he fired off this salvo: “Just because you’re fast doesn’t make you an athlete,” he said.

Later, when someone relayed this to Bolt, he laughed and said that Ashton Eaton deserved the title, considering he had to do 10 events.

Case closed.

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It took a last-second goal by Alex Morgan to send the U.S. Women's Soccer Team into its Gold Medal matchup against Japan, but no such heroics were required to earn the Yanks a revenge-filled victory today:

Yes, we did! By a score of 2-1, America took down the team that shocked us in last summer's World Cup finals.

Soccer Team

Carli Lloyd scored in the eighth and 54th minutes of the game, with Yuki Ogimi netting a shot in the 63rd minute, and the U.S. held on for the prize it had been aiming for over the past two weeks.

An Olympic record crowd for women's soccer (80,203) at Wembley Stadium watched Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and company pile on to each other when the final whistle sounded, as bars and offices across the county broke out into chants and toasts just a few moments ago.

Canada, meanwhile, defeated France earlier in the day to earn the Bronze.

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McKayla Maroney's brutally honest, unmoved reaction after winning the silver medal and not the gold in the Olympic individual vault competition earlier this week has spawned a hilarious Internet meme starring the American gymnast.

If you missed it, here's McKayla's expression:

McKayla is Not Impressed

Hey, you can't blame a girl for her high standards, or for wearing her heart (and look of disappointed apathy) on her sleeve. She just expects better.

This demanding philosophy extends to all facets of Maroney's life, it turns out.

According to a new Tumblr created in honor of the exacting vault queen, McKayla is not impressed by the well-endowed U.S. rowing team either ...

McKayla, Rowers

... or the 2011 Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton ...

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He did it in 2008 in Beijing.

Could Usain Bolt pull off the feat again in London?

A few days after his masterful performance in the 100 Meters, Usain Bolt took to the track again today and attempted to become the first sprinter in history to earn Gold in both the 100 and 200 in back-to-back Olympics. Read on to learn if he had reason to celebrate...

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YES!

Bolt once again blew the field away, leading a Jamaican sweep of the top three spots by finishing in 19.32 seconds. Yohan Blake and Warren Weir took second and third, respectively.

The lightening quick athlete can now equal his performance from four years ago if he leads his country to Gold in the 4X100 relay. Do you dare doubt that he will?

Said Bolt after the race, while acknowledging his respect for Michael Johnson: "I'm now a legend. I'm also the greatest athlete to live."

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