Friday, July 27, 2012

London 2012 Opening Ceremony Program

After four long years, the Summer Olympics is once again upon us. Indeed, the London 2012 Opening Ceremony is but a few hours away from it's start time and many are already expecting it to be as grand, if not better, than previous Olympics opening ceremonies.

This July 27, 2012 - all eyes will be on London for the ceremony program that will officially signal the start of the Summer Olympics.

What can you expect to see tonight aside from the lighting of the Cauldron with the Olympic Flame? A lot more as we give you the London 2012 Opening Ceremony Program details below, as published in the Olympic's official website

First, the Olympic Opening Ceremony is entitled, "Isles of Wonder" and the live streaming broadcast will start worldwide at 9:00 PM London (that's 4:00 PM in New York).

It will kick off with the ringing of the largest harmonically tuned bell in Europe, the Whitechapel Foundry, just as the Stadium gets transformed into the British countryside for the opening number entitled, "Green and Pleasant".

Then, next on the program will be the official receiving of the Head of State where the President of the IOC, Jacques Rogge will greet Her Majesty the Queen.

This will be followed by the traditional Parade of Athletes where each team will enter the stadium in alphabetical order, except Greece who always enters first, and Team GB, who marches last as they are the Host Nation's team.

When all the athletes have marched inside the stadium, the ceremony proceeds to the speech of LOCOG Chair Seb Coe, to be followed by Jacques Rogge, who will then invite Her Majesty the Queen to officially declare the Olympic Games open.

This will immediately be followed by the playing of the Olympic Anthem and the parade and raising of the Olympic Flag. The sportsmanship oath for the athletes follow thereafter.

After all this is done, the most anticipated part of the London 2012 Opening Ceremony follows, which is the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron inside the Stadium with the Olympic Flame.

The program ends with the creative team, as directed by Danny Boyle, composed of a total of 15,000 performers who will take centerstage for several minutes of variety and synchronized performances.

Do come back here as we give you more updates on the London 2012 Olympics, including medal tallys, important news updates, record breaking performances and other bits and trivia about the Olympics.

It is estimated that four billion people will go and watch the London 2012 Opening Ceremonies live broadcast via sports channels, and other online streaming websites.