In a startling event at the Bird's nest in beijing during the closing ceremonies, former London Mayor Ken Livingstone ran onto the podium and spirited the Olympic flag away from the meaty paws of recently elected Boris Johnson!
Livingstone did in fact steer the way for London to become the only city to host the summer Olympic games three times. He is aso crdited with having developed downtown London as the world's largest parking lot.
The reaction of the Chinese security guards , many of whom were trained under Chairman Mao was also surprising. The former Red Guard gave Red Ken high fives as they played keep away with the flag. Johnson appeared apathetic throughout in just about the same manner he has acted as London's new Mayor.