The Opening of the 2012 London Olympics is one of the much awaited events in the entire world. The said opening of one of the biggest sports event in the world has already arrived after the long wait. London launched the 2012 Summer Games with a spectacular opening ceremony this Friday and this opening ceremony faces a unique challenge, and that is to be as memorable as Beijing’s planet-wowing opening last 2008.
Since the British capital has been considered as being different and unique from other countries of the world, the organizers of this year’s Olympics will make sure that their opening will be as unique and memorable as ever. If you can still remember, Beijing’s curtain raiser featured 2008 with pounding drummers and a cauldron-lighter who seemed to float in the air of the Bird’s Nest stadium. London was then challenged to make their Olympics opening a unique one.
So what have they prepared for us? Based on our research, it was reported to us that London will have 70 sheep, 12 horses, 10 chickens and nine geese –recruited by Oscar award-winning director Danny Boyle along with a cast and crew of 10,000 to present a quirky, humorous and vibrant vision of quintessential Britain, its history and future. If you are familiar with the history of Britain, then you can probably picture out what we mean. However, you still need to watch the entire coverage of the said opening for you to enjoy it.
So as to make it more like it will really depict Britain, Boyle has drawn from William Shakespeare, British pop culture, literature and music and other sources of inspiration that will speak not just to Anglophiles but to people across the globe. Wait till you see the entire coverage!