Dear Chinese Friends,

Tonight, we come to the end of 16 glorious days which we will cherish forever.

Thank you to the people of China, to all the wonderful volunteers and to BOCOG. (the Beijing Organizing Committee of the 29th Summer Olympics)

Through these Games, the world learned more about China, and China learned more about the world. Athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees came to these dazzling venues and awed us with their talent. New stars were born. Stars from past Games amazed us again. We shared their joys and their tears, and we marveled at their ability. We will long remember the achievements we witness here.

As we celebrate the success of these Games, let us all together wish the best for the talented athletes who will soon participate in the Paralympic Games. They also inspire us.

To the athletes tonight, you are true role models.,you have shown us the unifying power of sport. The Olympic spirit lives in the warm embrace of competitors from nations in conflict. Keep that spirit alive when you return home. These were truly exceptional Games!

Ce furent des Jeux véritablement exceptionnels!

Et maintenant, selon la tradition, je proclame la clôture des Jeux de la XXIXe Olympiade et je convie la jeunesse du monde à s'assembler dans quatre ans à Londres pour y célébrer avec nous les Jeux de la XXXe Olympiade

Thank you! Merci! 谢谢!