Television review: We will rock you — or else

From Madness to the Spice Girls to One Direction, the 2012 London Olympics' closing ceremony-cum-dance-party was like three hours of MTV, good and bad. Now on to Rio.

As a great, global ritual in which the nations of the world beat their swords into javelins and pole-vault poles, sublimating national rivalries, religious differences and warlike spirits into friendly athletic competition, the Olympic Games demand to end not with a whimper but a bang. It is not enough to leave a note asking the last one out of the stadium to please turn off the flame.


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