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London 2012 Festival takes centre stage

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Roger Mosey | 18:46 UK time, Wednesday, 20 June 2012

When we started the BBC 2012 website many moons ago, we were counting down on the front page to three events: the start of the Torch Relay; the first day of the London 2012 Festival; and the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games.

Well, after today it's two down and only one to go.

The torch is almost half way through its journey and the festival is officially under way.

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BBC to make Opening Ceremony films

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Roger Mosey | 10:30 UK time, Tuesday, 12 June 2012

This is a summer in which it's just one event after another. From the Jubilee and now into the Euros, with Wimbledon and the Open Golf just around the corner - before we get to the Olympics at the end of next month.

Of all of them, we can predict that the biggest television audience globally will be for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games. Statistics should always be treated with caution, as I've mentioned here before.

But on July 27th we can expect an enormous live international viewing figure, with getting on for three-quarters of the world's population seeing something of London's ceremony in news bulletins and subsequent replays of the key moments.

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