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Opening Ceremony

From the Olympic Stadium, the 30th Olympiad is officially declared open by Her Majesty the Queen. The event features a stunning cultural show ahead of the athletes' parade.

Coverage of the opening ceremony, which officially starts at 9.00, with the eyes of the world focused on the Olympic Stadium as the 30th Olympiad is officially declared open by Her Majesty the Queen.

Film director Danny Boyle is set to produce a stunning cultural show ahead of the athletes' parade, during which over 200 countries are expected to be represented. This is followed by the official opening, the arrival of the torch and the lighting of the cauldron.

3 hours, 50 minutes

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Credits

Role Contributor
Executive Producer Paul Davies
Presenter Sue Barker
Presenter Huw Edwards
Presenter Gary Lineker
Presenter Jake Humphrey
Presenter Mishal Husain

Broadcasts

BBC Sport: Olympics 2012

Watch the best video highlights from the London 2012 Olympic Games