London, July 27 (): Starting with the opening ceremony of London Olympic 2012, on Friday July 27th, the whole world is focussing over this world’s biggest sporting event. The opening ceremony will kick off officially in London on July 27 at 9:00pm GMT. It is expected to last until 12.30 am with a fireworks display.
The extravagant show starts at 9 p.m. London Time, while in India, the live opening ceremony will start on Saturday, 28 July 2012, at 01:30:00 IST. However, the Special Moments Of Athens 2004 will be telecast on 27th July 2012 at 24:00 hr or this midnight on ESPN and Doordarshan.
The opening ceremony London 2012 is expected to be a 3-hour event that will be telecast all over the world and allowing sports enthusiasts to watch the greatest sporting extravaganza.
The show is expected to be watched by a global television audience of up to one billion and will mark the start of 17 days of athletic performances which will create heroes, explore their dreams and provide national pride.
The opening ceremony will have a cast and crew of 10,000 performers, to present a peculiar, humorous and lively vision of classic Britain, its history and future. It will be held at the 80,000-capacity stadium in east.
Additionally, thousands of athletes, nearly 60,000 spectators will be packed in the Olympic Stadium to view the grand event. Many political leaders from around the world, US first lady Michelle Obama and her daughters and European celebrities and royalty will also attend the event.
Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, who has organised the opening ceremony has also included 70 sheep, 12 horses, 10 chickens and nine geese. Boyle has drawn scripts from William Shakespeare, British pop culture, music and literature, and other sources of inspiration that will speak not only just to Anglophiles but to people across the globe.
The London Olympics 2012, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiads, is scheduled to start from 27 July, 2012 and will end on August 12, 2012. It has taken London seven years and £9.3 billion to get this stage ready.