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The Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Did you see it? The Olympic Games opening ceremony – live from London. ‘The greatest show on earth’ proved to be exactly that. It was breathtaking! The event was unveiled to the world at 9pm BST on Friday 27th July. The London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony was watched by an estimated billion TV viewers. Danny Boyle’s 3-½ hour epic showpiece made compulsive viewing.

Category: Sport / Olympic Games / London 2012

The Olympic Games – London 2012

The countdown to the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London continues. Final preparations are being made. The excitement is building. The Olympic flame continues its journey around the UK. Giant Olympic rings have been unveiled across the UK including at Tower Bridge in London.

Athletes are moving into the Olympic Village that will become home for more than 17,000 athletes during the games. Athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees are expected to take part. Billions of people are expected to watch the opening ceremony on TV on Friday 27th July that will be broadcast live from London at 9pm.

Category: Sport / Olympic Games / London 2012

Olympic Torch Tours UK

The Olympic torch relay is currently touring the United Kingdom for 70 days ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Large crowds gather everyday to watch it pass their doorstep. Wherever it goes it appears to cause great excitement!

Since the 19th May, when the torch started its journey at Lands End in Cornwall, the Olympic torch has been touring the UK. In all, it will be carried by 8,000 torchbearers. Organisers say 95% of the country’s population should be able to be within one hour of the route, which ends on 27th July with the lighting of the cauldron during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, London.

Category: Sport / Olympics / Olympic Torch in UK