(PHOTOS) London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony
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(PHOTOS) London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony

London : United Kingdom | Jul 28, 2012 at 1:45 AM PDT
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London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony

The London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony was held on Friday, July 27, 2012. The dazzling opening ceremony started at 21:00 BST (UTC+1). A massive crowd of 60,000 people watched live the spectacular opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium. The Olympic cauldron was designed by Thomas Heatherwick. The entire theme of the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony was designed and co-ordinated by Oscar winning director Danny Boyle.

‘Mr. Bean’ famed Rowan Atkinson was a great surprise at the opening ceremony who joined the London Symphony Orchestra on keyboard. Gold medal winning fencer Mariel Zagunis led the U.S. team during the opening ceremony. Sir Chris Hoy, the 4-time Olympic cycling champion led the Great Britain team. The Indian team was led by wrestler Sushil Kumar who won a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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Pijush Mitra is based in Kolkata, Bangla, India, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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