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London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder (2012)

The world's best all-round sporting event returns in 2012. This time in London, and England's capital has a lot in store.

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The world's best all-round sporting event returns in 2012. This time in London, and England's capital has a lot in store.

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27 July 2012 (UK)  »

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Trivia

It had originally been planned for 'James Bond' and 'the Queen' as skydivers to land inside the stadium. However, the amount of cables and wires crossing the top of the arena for aerial performers, cameras and set (such as the Olympic Rings or chimneys) made a clear, safe landing impossible. The skydivers had to alternatively land just outside the stadium before the cameras cut to the Queen in the audience. See more »

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Featured in 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2013) See more »

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Chariots of Fire
Music by Vangelis
Conducted by Simon Rattle
Performed by Rowan Atkinson with London Symphony Orchestra
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Magical Night
1 August 2012 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

It was one amazing show both for the audience in the stadium (believe I was there) and audience at home watching it on TV. I think this ceremony had great/key moments that will be talked for years to come in the TV/Olympics history. Such as the Industrial Revolution, the power of the visual of it and the Olympic rings being forged was amazing. The Queen and Mr Bean scenes were brilliantly funny and greatly filmed, memorable TV moments. And the torch what an amazing idea putting it all together. The soundtrack of the ceremony was amazing and powerful as well.

For people who don't understand it... stop being lazy and pay the deserved attention to the ceremony, watch it again if you need and everything makes sense.

It was Britain at his best. In my opinion the best Olympics Opening Ceremony so far. Beijing was good but London was brilliant!


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