Monday, July 30, 2012

London 2012 Olympics begin with Opening Ceremonies

Ethiopia London 2012 olympics opening ceremony
Ethiopia's flag bearer Yanet Seyoum holds the national flag
Photo: REUTERS/Mike Blake
(BBC) The Queen has declared the London Olympics officially open, before seven young athletes were given the honour of lighting the ceremonial flame.
The show featured British celebrities and sportspeople, including David Beckham and Bradley Wiggins, and screen characters Mr Bean and James Bond.

In a speech watched around the world, Games chief Jacques Rogge said: "The Olympic Games are coming home tonight."

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