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London 2012: BBC titles for the Beijing 2008 Olympics

24 November 2011 Last updated at 08:42 GMT

As it is announced that Elbow will record the BBC's soundtrack for the London 2012 Olympics, a look back at the opening titles from previous Games.

The 2008 Summer Olympic Games took place in the Chinese capital Beijing.

The BBC's opening title sequence for coverage of the event used animation and music specially produced by Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn.

London 2012 from the BBC