During the opening ceremony the 204 competing nations will parade with their national flag and according to custom, Greece, who hosted the first modern Olympic games in 1896, will lead the parade and the host nation Great Britain will come in last. Other competing countries take part in the parade in alphabetical order. In the Opening Ceremony Olympic flame will ignites the Cauldron.
The name of the Olympic Opening Ceremony show will be called 'Isles of Wonder'. Film Slumdog Millionaire 'Oscar-winning' director Danny Boyle, who is also the Artistic Director of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, and his team will provide an opportunity for the world to view the artistic expression and the culture of London and the UK.
According to the London Olympics official website, the ceremony will kick off with the sound of the largest harmonically tuned bell in Europe, produced by the Whitechapel Foundry, and the Stadium will be transformed into the British countryside for opening scene ‘Green and Pleasant’, which includes real farmyard animals.
During the event the stadium will be packed with 80,000 spectators, 16,000 athletes, 10,000 performers. In the opening ceremony 70 sheep, 12 horses, ten chickens, three cows, two goats and even dogs and geese will also be the part of it. The Republican Presidential nominee of United States, Mitt Romney, will also attend the event. Along with Mitt Romney hundreds of VVIPs will also attend the event from across the world.
The most popular citizen journalists' reports on merinews chosen automatically on the basis of views and comments
View more jobs