Saturday, July 28, 2012

Opening Ceremony London 2012 Olympics Starts

It’s the moment we have waited for, after several years of preparation, millions of people around the world are about to witness the spectacle and excitement of the Opening Ceremony of London 2012 Olympics.

Apparently, the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony is no different with past venues with its shows and entertainment showcase as London will feature its culture and people. The Beijing Olympics  in 2008 was considered as one of the most memorable Opening ceremony the Olympics have ever produced and London is trying to surpass expectation from million of viewers around the world.

The event will feature the traditional Parade of Nations, featuring 10,000 athletes flying their flag in front of 60,000 fans. Holding the flag for Team USA is Mariel Zagunis a 27-year old fencer who has two gold medals to her name, one from Athens in 2004 and one from Beijing in 2008.

The opening ceremony is entitled “Isles of Wonder.” Based on history, the last time London hosted the Olympics, in 1948, the country was battered with battle and the Austerity Olympics” were just dubbed, money, food and energy where in short supply.

The London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony can be seen at exactly 7:30 pm ET on NBC and the Olympic Stadium is the centrepiece of the London’s Olympic Park. The Stadium seats up 80,000 people, and 55,000 of the seats are removable. About 10,000 tons of steel were used to build the venue compared to the 42,000 used by Beijing for their “Bird’s Nest”

Up to $42 million, three hour extravaganza and night show are to be witnessed by billion of people around the world. Over 15,000 volunteers have already worked out together for the said show. Danny Boyle will be the man behind the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012.

A three hour of opening ceremony from the London Olympic Stadium centrepiece will take place at exactly 9:00 pm in London time and will be broadcast live on NBC at exactly 6:30 pm local time.

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