The 2012 Olympics are finally upon us! The opening ceremony in London is going to be an over-the-top spectacle, so we scoured the internet to find out as much as we possibly can about the event to get you ready!
Here are some things you may like to know about the 2012 Olytmpics opening ceremony:
- The show is being conceived and directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (remember Trainspotting?)
- Total cost for the 3 hour ceremony is $42 million bucks
- The ceremony will be titled Isles of Wonder and is inspired by William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest
- It will open with the ringing of the largest harmonically tuned bell in the world that weighs 27 tons
- Queen Elizabeth will open the Games in front of more than 100 world leaders and U.S. first lady Michelle Obama.
- Daniel Craig will be in character as James Bond! He will drop into the stadium on a rope ladder suspended from a helicopter as the James Bond theme music plays over loudspeakers.
Boyle has begged people to not leak details, but Twitter and Facebook couldn’t help themselves in leaking that Sir Paul McCartney will close out the opening ceremony with Hey Jude, ending with Paul leading the 60,000 fans in Olympic Stadium in a sing-along!
The ceremony will air in the US on TV at 7:30pm on tape delay, but will actually stream live hours earlier, the best way to keep track of the daily event schedules is to keep checking www.NBCOlympics.com.
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