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Today at the Olympics – Day 16

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DON'T MISS
Britain's two best remaining gold medal hopes go to work in the boxing ring. Welsh welterweight Freddie Evans takes on Serik Sapiyev of Kazakhstan, while super-heavyweight Anthony Joshua fights Roberto Cammarelle of Italy. A raucous ExCel crowd will be there to cheer them to the rafters.

Boxing - finals from 13:30

BIG NAMES IN ACTION
It might be a one-horse race, but it still counts as one of the highlights of the final day. The USA basketball team are as short as 1/33 to win gold in the final against Spain. But LeBron, Kobe and company have stuttered at times in this tournament - if Spain can get off to a good start and rattle their big name opponents, they can make life difficult for the Americans.

Basketball - men's final at 15:00

MORE ESSENTIAL VIEWING
Forget the closing ceremony. What you need is to see the final gold medal of the Olympic Games. And that honour goes to the winner of the women's modern pentathlon. With two Britons in action - Mhairi Spence and Sam Murray - there is just a chance that that last gold will go to the host nation.

Women's modern pentathlon - all day 08:00-18:30.

THE LONDON 2012 VIBE
Proud. The party is nearly over, but Great Britain can take enormous pride from staging a brilliant Olympic Games. Credit to everyone involved in seven years of preparation, to the thousands of volunteers and to the fans who contributed so much to the Games. The atmosphere of sheer joy in the Olympic Park will live with me forever. London 2012. We got it all ready, we avoided the major cock-ups and we even won a few things. Can we have the Olympics back, please?

WATER-COOLER CHAT
Will the Closing Ceremony be any good? The pre-event hype doesn't inspire a great deal of confidence, but who knows - maybe it will come good like the rest of London 2012. Among the treats coming our way (**SPOILER ALERT!**) - Del Boy and Rodney, Eric Idle, Kate Moss, the Spice Girls, Jessie J, George Michael, The Who, some black cabs and Boris Johnson, obviously. We'll tune in. We just won't expect it to be a patch on the Opening Ceremony.

COMING UP ON EUROSPORT-YAHOO!
Join us for the final throes of London 2012, with some top action and a good chance of some more British gold in store.

London Spy brings you an alternative view from the Olympics - from the man who made Usain Bolt fast to the Aussie skipper who fell off her boat.

I will be following the Modern Pentathlon on my final day at the Olympics, before rounding off the fortnight with my final venue scoreboard.

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FRONT PAGE OF THE DAY

The Independent on Sunday just nudges it from a collection of Mo Farah pictures.

LONDON WEATHER FORECAST
A glorious day to sign off on. Mostly sunny with a top temperature of 26°C.

GOLD MEDALS AWARDED TODAY - BRITISH ATHLETES IN BOLD
11:00 - Athletics - Men's Marathon - Lee Merrien, Scott Overall
13:00 - Volleyball - Men
13:25 - Wrestling - Men's 66kg Freestyle
13:25 - Wrestling - Men's 96kg Freestyle
13:30 - Boxing - Men's Flyweight (49-52 kg)
13:30 - Cycling - Men's Cross-Country - Liam Killeen
13:45 - Boxing - Men's Lightweight (56-60 kg)
14:16 - Rhythmic Gymnastics - Group All-Around
14:15 - Boxing - Men's Welterweight (64-69 kg) - Freddie Evans
14:30 - Handball - Men
14:45 - Boxing - Men's Light Heavyweight (75-81 kg)
15:00 - Basketball - Men
15:50 - Water Polo - Men
15:15 - Boxing - Men's Super Heavyweight (+91kg) - Anthony Joshua
18:00 - Modern Pentathlon - Women - Mhairi Spence, Sam Murray

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Alex Chick has been writing from London 2012 throughout the Olympic Games.

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