Build-up to London 2012 Olympic Ceremony

Key points

  • The public have started entering the Olympic Park ahead of the opening ceremony which begins at 21:00 BST. BBC One's special programme, available online in the UK, is from 19:00 BST
  • The Olympic flame has travelled down the Thames and will stay in City Hall until it appears at the opening ceremony for the cauldron lighting
  • Today's Olympic events got under way with preliminary archery at Lord's cricket ground, where the first two world records of London 2012 were claimed by South Korea

Live text


  • Christine Jeavans 
  • Jane Mower 
  • Martin Gough 

Last updated 27 July 2012

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