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Opening Ceremony

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.

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3 hours, 50 minutes

Last on

Mon 20 Aug 2012 01:45


Role Contributor
Executive ProducerPaul Davies
PresenterSue Barker
PresenterHuw Edwards
PresenterGary Lineker
PresenterJake Humphrey
PresenterMishal Husain

BBC Sport: Olympics 2012

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