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The eyes of the world will be on London for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games at 20:12  on Friday evening  27 July. It is expected to have a global TV audience of more than a billion people.. The Queen will be at the ceremony to officially open London 2012

The Olympic Opening Ceremony parade will feature 10,000 athletes from 205 nations. I have been fortunate enough to see the Opening Ceremonies of the Moscow, Los Angeles, Seoul, and Sydney Olympics. They were never to be forgotten experiences.

Lord Sebasian Coe is the Chairman of the London Olympic Games Organising Committee. He has the qualifications and experience to do a good job.If the residents of London give the Games their support, I hope they will be a great success.

Thailand will field 38 athletes in 15 sports. The National Olympic Committee of Thailand  website is here.

For the opening ceremony an English meadow is being  created, complete with animals.

An arial view of the completed stadium

 

“The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport, and maybe in life itself.”
– Dawn Fraser (Australian swimmer, 3-time winner at the Olympics)

Olympic Trivia. Did you know?

The Olympic Games Motto means “faster, higher,stronger”.

“Let The Games Begin” is not said during the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.

Great Britain is the only nation to have won at least one gold medal at every Summer Games.

When London hosts the Olympic Games in 2012, the city will become the first to host the Games three times: 1908, 1948 and 2012.

Australian Team Uniforms for the Opening Ceremony

 

Adidas Uniforms for Sporting Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for the Official Home Page of the Australian Olympic Team

The group Koreana sing “Hand in Hand” at the conclusion of the Opening Ceremony in Seoul in 1988.

 

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