London Olympics 2012 — The Opening Ceremony

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The Opening Ceremony will mark the start of the London 2012 Olympics.

The event will be the brainchild of Oscar-winning film director Danny Boyle and his team of artists, and whilst the exact details remain tightly under wraps, the schedule of events will be as follows...

The whole thing kicks off at the entrance of the Olympic Stadium when the President of the IOC (Jacques Rogge) and Sebastian Coe will and greet Her Majesty the Queen. A "Parade of Athletes" will then get under way, when each of the nations will march into the stadium, country by country. Tradition dictates that the Greek team always lead the parade, whilst the host nation comes in last.

Sebastian Coe will then give a speech, followed by Jacques Rogge. The Queen will then officially declare the Games open. The Olympic Flag will then be carried into the Stadium and the Olympic Anthem will be played.

The big finale will involve the Olympic Flame being carried into the Stadium, after which the Torchbearer will light the Olympic Cauldron and kick off the Games.

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