CGI Fly Through of the Olympic Park in London [VIDEO]
Whether you prefer cheering on your favorite swimming star or watching in awe as your favorite gymnast flips gracefully across the balance beam, the Olympics give us a time to celebrate those superhuman athletes that make us so proud to be an American. Don’t want to miss any of the action? Here is everything that you need to know about the upcoming London festivities.
Where Will The Games Be Held?
When do the 2012 London Olympic Games begin?
The opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics will take place on Friday, July 27 and will last until August 12. Titled “The Isles of Wonder,” the Opening Ceremony was inspired by a speech in Shakespeare‘s “The Tempest.” Award-winning film directors Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire”) and Stephen Daldry (“Billy Elliot”) oversee the production of the Opening Ceremony, a four-hour spectacle which will cost an approximate £27m ($42.2 million). The spectacle will have a cast and crew of approximately 12,000, about three thousand less than the record breaking Beijing Opening Ceremony. Of course the British royalty will be in attendance, so expect the Queen present during the Games!
What sports will be played?
Feast your eyes on the new computer generated fly through of the Olympic grounds!
The event will feature 32 sports: Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Canoe, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Gymnastics, Handball, Judo, Modern Penthalon, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Soccer, Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Track and Field, Trampoline, Triathlon, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting and Wrestling.
What channel will be streaming the games?
Be sure to tune in to NBC to watch the Olympics with Ryan and the rest of the primetime team. If you and your friends can’t gather around the TV screen, NBC will be streaming every game at the summer Olympics live on their website.
Where can I get more information?
More information about the 2012 London Olympic Games can be found at www.london2012.com. There’s a Facebook and Twitter account for the games! Tweet about the sport you are most looking forward to watching or the country you are rooting for! Here are some of the trends to look out for:
#TeamUSA, #London2012, #Olympics