Paralympics: Coldplay, Rihanna, Jay-Z star in Games finale
LONDON (AFP) - Fantastical wheeled vehicles, roller-skating warriors and bursts of fire brought the London Paralympics to a close Sunday, in a quirky closing ceremony headlined by Coldplay, Rihanna and Jay-Z.
British supergroup Coldplay provided the backdrop to a three-hour extravaganza interspersed with dance and performance at the Olympic Stadium in east London, belting out hits including Clocks, The Scientist and Yellow.
"Being asked to play at the Paralympic Closing Ceremony in our home town is a huge honour," said lead singer Chris Martin.
"This will be the biggest night of our lives," added Martin, who is married to United States (US) actress Gwyneth Paltrow.