The 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony Program
The world is ready to watch the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony this July 27 which will officially start the 30th Olympiad.
The London Olympics opening ceremonies is headed by Danny Boyle and the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Olympic Charter has already released and outlined what you can expect to watch for the Olympics opening night.
The first part of the program will be the receiving the Head of State of the Host Country. This is where the Head of State of the Host Country will be received at the entrance of the Olympic Stadium by the President of the IOC and the Chair of the Organising Committee.
For the London 2012 Olympics, Her Majesty the Queen will be greeted by Jacques Rogge and Sebastian Coe.
Then the Parade of Athletes follows after. This is always the highlight of the opening ceremonies. Each country walks inside the Olympic stadium in alphabetical order, except that of Greece, who always marches first; and Great Britain, the host country, who will come in last.
After this, speeches will be given by the LOCOG Chair Seb Coe, which will be followed by the President of the IOC, Jacques Rogge who will end by declaring that the Olympic Games is officially open.
Once the Games have been declared open, the Olympic Flag is carried into the Stadium and hoisted into the air as the Olympic Anthem is played. The Olympic Charter states that the Olympic Flag must ‘fly for the entire duration of the Olympic Games from a flagpole placed in a prominent position in the main Stadium’.
Next in the Olympics Opening ceremony will be the oath taking where athletes and officials take the Olympic Oath, vowing to compete and judge according to the rules of their respective sport.
Another big highlight of the opening ceremonies is the torch run and lighting of the Olympic cauldron. This is final part of the program.
Certainly, it will be a great experience to watch 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony live. So stay tuned as we will give you a list of the official broadcasters and streaming channels of the Olympics opening ceremony live stream as soon as they are released.