By Saudia Mohamed
The ceremonies welcomed the finest athletes from more than 200 nations for the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games, marking an historic third time the capital has hosted the world’s biggest and most important sporting event!!!
A commentator described the curtain raiser, directed by award winning film director, Danny Boyle, as bold British, and bonkers. This probably sums up most accurately the epic three and a half hour extravaganza, which cost almost 27 million pounds!!! Yonkers!
Amazing. Gulps, gasps, eyes closed from audience and viewers of the Queen, who by this time had been replaced by a stand in, was shown parachuting from a helicopter to the stadium. Now that was something!
The spectacular finale of the event saw the Olympic Cauldron, formed of 205 copper petals representing the competing nations coming together in London for the Games, got lit up by seven young Torchbearers nominated by Britain’s past and present Olympic and sporting greats.