2033: It's getting darker and darker inside the Olympic Stadium now, only a few minutes to go until we get under way in the Closing Ceremony. Thanks for the messages and keep them coming in, I'll be keen to know what you make of London's final message to the rest of the world tonight.
2035: OK, a couple of you have praised this blog. Who am I to stand in the way of such forceful public opinion?
2039: Right, I've got a tear in my eye and we haven't even started yet. Just over 20 minutes until the Closing Ceremony. If it looks anything like this we're in for another spectacular treat...
2044: Haha, that made me laugh. Let's all dream of a London which is always this happy. Now that would be a legacy. Hang on, I haven't posted the 15 gold medallists from today, have I? How remiss of me...
GOLD MEDALS ON DAY 16
Stephen Kiprotich, Uganda
Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana, Cuba
Vasyl Lomachenko, Ukraine
Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu, Japan
Serik Sapiyev, Kazakhstan
Jacob Stephen Varner, USA
Egor Mekhontcev, Russia
Jaroslav Kulhavy, Czech Republic
Russia's All-Around Rhythmic Gymnastics Team
Russia's Men's Volleyball Team
Anthony Joshua, Great Britain
France's Men's Handball Team
USA Men's Basketball Team
Croatia Men's Water Polo Team
Laura Asadauskaite, Lithuania
2054: Haha! I didn't realize you were having so much fun - or should I say so frantically waiting for the results! This blog has been an absolute pleasure to do for us, I'm sure I speak for the others who aren't here tonight. But we're not done yet. The Closing Ceremony is almost upon us...
2055: Athletes are piling into the Olympic Stadium as they prepare to bid farewell to London 2012. GB's double gold medallist Mo Farah says he is looking forward to seeing the Spice Girls!
2059: Oh yes, Jess, I'll give you as many updates as my fingers will allow over the next few hours. Good job I'm planning to put them in a cryogenic freezer tomorrow.
2100: Big Ben chimes and we are under way.
2102: Our first performer of the evening is Emeli Sandé. You might remember her from the Opening Ceremony. She's like the Queen of Ceremonies, this girl.
2106: Now we've got the great British actor Timothy Spall bursting out of the top of Big Ben, quoting from Shakespeare's The Tempest, which also played a part in the Opening Ceremony. Surreally, quintessentially British. I think we're about to get a special guest or two...
2108: OK, here they come. Prince Harry (or to give him his full name, Prince Henry of Wales) and Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee. And now they're playing the UK's national anthem.
2110: This bit of the Ceremony is called 'Street Party', with Madness the first performing group. Now then, we've been told all acts are singing live tonight. It's certainly authentic so far.
2113: Remember how the Opening Ceremony was the most British thing there's ever been? Well this might be even out-British-ing it. Oh look, it makes no sense but you know what I mean. Let's all sing along to Blur's Parklife now...
2114: Amen to that. Here come the Pet Shop Boys with West End Girls! They promised us the "soundtrack to end all soundtracks". Thoughts so far?
2118: And now we're being entertained by One Direction and their smash hit (do people still say that?) 'What Makes You Beautiful'. Keep this in the 1980s and 1990s and I'm laughing. Anything else and I need help...
2121: Haha. As long as everyone's laughing... Now it's the turn of Spelbound, a gymnastic troupe who won a TV talent show a couple of years back. Got nothing on the Russian Artistic Gymnasts, mind...