London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony special events highlights, live commentary, celebrity guests
Take a look at the highlights of London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony special events. Live commentary of London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony, special events, highlights and list of celebrity guests.
The Opening Bell, welcomes London Olympics 2012!
Here comes Bradley Wiggins Britains first winner of Tour de France greeted the spectators and rings the giant bell with all cheers and there by welcoming 17 day sports events at London.
Recitation of The Tempest in London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony
The recitation of Shakespeare's The Tempest in London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony had double meaning. On one hand it was a tribute to the greatest author ever born in the English literature. On the other, the quoted piece was a metaphorical introduction to the industrial revolution, bringing trouble to the greenery - "Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments / Will hum about mine ears". The recitation of The Tempest in London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony was done by the Mr. Kenneth Branagh.
Industrial Revolution in London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony: Special Event
History lesson now. London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony special events and guests are depicting the First World War, the Labour Movement, the West Indian Immigrants - and then it goes backward to the Industrial Revolution. The beginning of the industrial revolution in London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony is marked by the retro rhythm drumming by Evelyn Glennie. The peasants are seen to leave the screen, and workers are entering. Welcome, 19th century! The working class, grimy and greasy, are literally marching in and tearing off the greenery. There are hundreds of them. Soot-soiled chimneys are emerging in place of the green grasslands. Awesome. Stunning. What else can I say! A fitted visualization for the grandest event on the earth. The Industrial Revolution in London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony video will be searched on and on, I'm sure!
The Queen, for real!
In a video we see Daniel Craig, as James Bond, entering the Buckingham Palace, and inviting the Queen. Yes, the real queen. No dummy. That was great. She said, good afternoon, Mr Bond. Surely a special event of the London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony! The Union Jack, the national anthem God Save the Queen.
600 hospital beds in the London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony
Suddenly in the middle of the national anthem, 600 hospital beds in London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony changed the situation. This is great, and peculiar, and may be touching and ridiculous at the same time!
J K Rowling, Peter Pan in London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony
This is a tribute to the British National Health Service. Suddenly lots of hospital beds on the ground, with nurses, patients and doctors around.
J K Rowling in London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony, reading from Peter Pan. Famous villains of English literature are coming on the ground. Here goes the Queen of Hearts, Cruella de Vil and Voldemort! And here's Mary Poppins to save the day!
HERE COMES THE OLYMPIC RINGS! FINALLY!!
Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) in London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony playing keyboard, The Chariots of Fire
Mr Bean in London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony! Well, that was a nice surprise indeed. Nobody has perhaps ever imagined to see Rowan Atkinson as Mr Beans in the opening ceremony of London Olympics 2012.
Mr Bean playing Chariots of Fire in London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony, having troubles with his cold and typically threw the dirty paper to his fellow musician.
Ha ha! Mr Bean is added to the famous beach running scene of The Chariots of Fire, and when his day dream was over he found himself playing alone when the entire orchestra has stopped. The director was looking at him, awe struck!
Mr Bean in London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony playing keyboard was at his best!
History of British music comes live in London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony
There is now a gradual evaluation of the history of the British music in London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony. Special shows include the S__ pistols, the Stones, Kinks, Beatles, David Bowie...
Here come the rap...did I just hear Bhangra tones? Man, London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony special events highlight everything!
The World Wide Web, Old Olympic comes live in London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony
The inventor of the world wide web is here! Tim Berners-Lee! I think that is why we were seeing a lot of text messaging and chatting going on in the giant screen.
And here goes a collage of the videos of the carrying of the London Olympics 2012 torch before the London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony. Special events, special moments, with special guests!
The carrying of the London Olympics 2012 torch up the river Thames. Liked it! There's Beckham! Oh what a gala celebration of the London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony. Special events, I repeat, that the spectators are going to remember for their entire lives for sure!
Emili Sande performing Abide With Me with dancers
The music comes to the modern period finally. Following the moment of silence for “friends and family who could not be here tonight", the deceased kins of the audiences and organizers, the calm melody of Abide With Me just changed the atmosphere. The atmosphere of London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony highlights a gloomy, melancholy mood now.
London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony: Here's the ATHLETES' PARADE
London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony Athletes' Parade has begun. They eventually elicit the loudest cheers and applauds! Flags go high. Anthems are played. Blood is boiling of patriotism. This is indeed the most simple, but most special event of London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony.
First comes Greece, as always. Alexandros Nikolaidis is carrying Greek flag. Next follow other countries, alphabetically.
Alphabetical, country wise Athletes' Parade in London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony
A - Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Antigua and Berbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan.
B - Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi.
C - Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chilli, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic.
D - Democratic Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic.
E – Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia.
F – Fiji, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France.
G – Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana.
H – Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary
I – Iceland, Independent Olympic Athletes, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy.
J – Jamaica, Japan, Jordan,
K – Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan.
L – Lao, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg.
M – Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar.
N – Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway.
O – Oman.
P – Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico.
Q – Qatar
R – Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda.
S – Saint Kitts and Navies, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic.
T - Chinese Taipei, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu
U – Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uzbekistan
V - Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Y - Yemen
Z - Zambia, Zimbabwe
Great Britain marks the athletes' parade of London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony events
And here comes Great Britain, the host country, at the last. Fireworks and applauds all around the stadium. People on bicycles enter, representing doves that were a part of the ancient Greek Olympics (did you know the meaning of the bikes in London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony?)
Arctic Monkeys perform Beetles in London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony
As the Arctic Monkeys finish performing Beetles' “Come Together" in London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony, Mr. Sebastian Choe greets the audience with a warm welcome to London. Who is going to light the cauldron?
Meanwhile, Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee, informs the audience that this time all nations have sent at least one woman contestant. Cheers followed!
Lighting of the Cauldron: 2012 London Olympics Torch arrived
The hour has come. David Beckham arrived with the torch in his boat and handed it over to Sir Steven Redgrave (5 times Olympic rowing gold medalist). Sir Redgrave brings it inside the stadium. Now that's a surprise really - the 2012 Olympic slogan “Inspire a Generation" comes into play - the London Olympics 2012 cauldron is lighted by seven young people!
The official beginning of the London Olympics 2012
The 17 day event has officially begun. Keep checking for Latest news of London Olympics 2012 in SportsVale.com!
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