28 Jul '12, 5am

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games – Historical Opening Ceremony ... A Pop Culture Journey

London 2012 Summer Olympic Games – Historical Opening Ceremony ... A Pop Culture Journey

As the 30th Olympiad is finally here, London, England is the host country for third time in history – a record (1908, 1948 and now in 2012). It would be almost impossible to surpass the impressive Opening Ceremony 4 years ago in Beijing, China, but London made its statement. The London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony was themed around the theme of the “Isle of Wonders.” The phrase reference from Caliban’s speech in the William Shakespeare classic play “The Tempest.” The opening ceremony began with an uplifting flyover of roaring fighter jets leaving behind a trail of red, white and blue smoke. The sold-out Olympic stadium of 80,000 people loudly applauded. This colorful Olympic ceremony was created and directed by Danny Boyle, who is widely known as director of the hit movie Slumdog Millionaire. Boyle’s vision was to share with the world a glimpse of Britain’s history....

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