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London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony
Date: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Location: Olympic Stadium
Name: Isles of Wonder
With a cast and crew of 12,000, the Opening Ceremony for the London Olympics is sure to provide a dazzling start to the 2012 Games. Organized by Artistic Director Danny Boyle, the ceremony kicks off with the largest harmonically tuned bell in Europe. Olympic Stadium then will turn into a replica of the British Landscape for an opening scene titled "Green and Pleasant," which includes live farmyard animals. The name of the ceremony, Isles of Wonder, originated from a speech in Shakespeare's "The Tempest."
An audience of 2 billion watched the opening ceremony at the 2008 Beijing Games, and an estimated 4 billion viewers are projected to tune in Friday.
Olympics 2012 Closing Ceremony
Date: 7 p.m. Aug. 12
Location: Olympic Stadium
Name: A Symphony of British Music
Artistic Director Kim Gavin and his team have designed a show that celebrates the influence of British music over the last 50 years. The London Symphony Orchestra has been selected to record the soundtracks for the Opening and Closing ceremonies, and some of Britain's most famous musicians have worked with organizers as well.
More than 4,100 performers will take part in a ceremony that closes the 2012 Games and sets the stage for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
The theme of the night is "Isle of Wonders," a name drop from English playwright William Shakespeare. There's nothing wrong with basing an entire opening ceremony off arguably the greatest writer in the history of the world.
James Bond (Daniel Craig) will make an appearance at the opening ceremonies.
According to Lawless, the Queen and Daniel Craig, dressed as his 007 secret agent counterpart, will perform a pre-recorded sketch from Buckingham Place. From there, a parachuter (dressed also as 007) will drop down to help kick off the show.
There's no word if his Walther PPK will be included in the skit, but we doubt it.
Lawless also mentions a report from the Sunday Times (subscription need, page blocked), and mentioned again by Yahoo! Sports, which states that a 40-foot representation of Voldemort—the villain from the popular Harry Potter books by English writer J.R. Tolkien—will be done in by popular English nanny Mary Poppins. Presumably, other well-known characters from English literature, such as Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan, are to be included in the show.
Music will also play a big role, and Lawless mentions that music from several different English groups could be heard coming from the grounds.
How to watch
NBC is broadcasting the Olympics in the United States in 2012, with London five hours ahead of local time in South Florida. NBC's coverage of the Olympics begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday with the Opening Ceremony.
Over the course of 17 days, NBC will broadcast 272.5 hours of coverage. Swimming, track and field, gymnastics, diving and beach volleyball have been selected as the network's centerpiece sports. NBC also will stream coverage live on its website, nbcolympics.com. They will show 32 sports and 302 events all live online.
In addition, the other NBC networks will provide hundreds of hours of supplemental coverage.
• NBCSports Network will be the home to U.S. team sports
• MSNBC will broadcast on most weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• CNBC is the home of Olympic boxing, including the debut of women's boxing
• Bravo will broadcast tennis
• Two NBCUniversal specialty channels will be dedicated to basketball and soccer
• Telemundo will offer more than 173 hours of Olympic coverage in Spanish
One of the most famous venues in all of sport, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club plays host to the Olympic tennis competition in the 2012 games. Less than one month after Roger Federer and Serena Williams won Wimbledon, the tennis world returns on Saturday - and so do they. Both Williams and Federer look to win on Centre Court once again, only this time with a gold medal as the ultimate prize.
Madonna and U2 have performed there, the FA Cup Final has been played on its grass, and even the Miami Dolphins traveled across the pond to play there. So the 90,000-seat Wembley Stadium is more than capable of being the principle stage for soccer at the 2012 games. Its iconic arch, which spans 315 meters and is more than 130 meters tall, is visible across the entire city of London.
Sports: Swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, modern pentathlon
Beijing's Water Cube was equal parts breathtaking and brilliant, but the brand new Aquatics Centre is not far behind. The 17,500-seat facility features a roof shaped like a wave and was built over a three-year period. It contains three pools - a 50-meter competition pool, a 25m competition diving pool and a 50m warm-up pool, which required 180,000 tiles to complete. The Aquatics Centre was designed by Zaha Hadid.
Sports: Track and field, marathon, 20km race walk
The stadium, surrounded by water on three sides, is one of the sights to see in the 2012 games. It holds 80,000 people and took just less than three years to build. Spectators can reach the venue by using one of five bridges that connect the stadium to dry land. After the 2012 games, the stadium will host the 2015 IAAF World Championships for track and field.
Function: Athlete housing
The Olympic Village in London consists of 11 residential plots that are each made up of five to seven street blocks. Each plot encloses a communal square or courtyard. The Village comes with shops, restaurants, medical and leisure facilities and a plaza in which to visit with family and friends. It can house roughly 17,000 in residential apartments.