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List of British stars in London handover show at Beijing Olympics closing ceremony
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22:25, August 24, 2008

Singer Lewis, guitarist Page perform at closing ceremony

The following is a list of special guests from the British team performing at the 2012 London handover at Sunday's closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games.


Since releasing her debut single "A Moment Like This" at the end of 2006, London-born Leona Lewis has achieved unparalleled success on the global stage. She has become a music phenomenon, selling millions of albums and making international chart history.

Blessed with a voice of power and restraint, capable of heart-stopping intensity and a playful light touch, the 23-year-old has topped the charts -- in the last year alone -- in over 20 countries, including the UK and the USA, with both her debut album "Spirit" and her massive smash hit single "Bleeding Love."

Leona has firmly established herself as a modern international pop icon and the future should prove to be an amazing journey for her as she continues to perform across the world and of course on behalf of London 2012.


James Patrick "Jimmy" Page OBE is a world-renowned guitarist and composer. Throughout the 1960s he was in demand as a session musician, leading eventually to his becoming a member of The Yardbirds. After various personnel changes, the band renamed themselves Led Zeppelin.

Over the next decade Led Zeppelin effectively redefined "rock" music, drawing on a wide range of influences to create a string of legendary albums which have, to date, sold over 300 million copies.

Through his work with Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page became universally recognized as one of the greatest and most versatile guitarists of all time.


David Beckham is one of Britain's most iconic athletes and decorated football players of all time. He is the fifth most capped England player in its history, captaining his country 58 times and surpassing a century of appearances in 2008.

Beckham's career began with Manchester United, making his debut in 1992 aged 17. During his time there, United won the Premier League title six times, the FA Cup twice, and the UEFA Champions League in 1999. In 2003, he left Manchester United to sign for Real Madrid, where he remained for four seasons. In 2007, Beckham moved to LA Galaxy.

Married to Victoria and father to three boys, Beckham's fame extends far beyond the pitch. Noted as a keen advocate of charitable work, he has supported UNICEF since his days at Manchester United, becoming a Goodwill Ambassador in 2005 with a special focus on UNICEF's Sports for Development program.

Born in the East End of London, Beckham has been a passionate supporter of London 2012, playing a key part in securing the Olympic Games for his home city.

Source: Xinhua

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