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Olympics 2012 – London – Opening Ceremony

ok. Its up. The grand opening ceremony of olympics is just a few minutes away…. The whole world is excited to see it. The greatest gaming season of all time is here and I am here to blog it on live. So dont mind my language, I am going to check my flow of thoughts.

1.23am. Here is the live feed from the London. DD Sports is doing the magic. It is of a great pity that, anchors talk in hindhi and I am unable to make head or tails out of it.

Here is the London Bridge with the Olympic rings, high up in the sky as the athletes in it. The action begins. Here is the stadium. All the flags are lined up in the top of the stadium as banners.Oh no, advertisements again. This is the worst sin of watching the TV. Adds in hindhi are more than worse.

The most costliest olympics, XXX Olympic games is underway to start. Just think a bit. How must the participants feel at the moment……..

Here is the crowd cheering in the ground. 3,2,1 go. Isles of Wonder….. Here is it….An Documentary playing in the Mega huge LCD of the stadiums. Why the heck is cricket into the documentary. Big ben , thames and the london subway, the old olympic poster….. Boyle’s Work. The olympic is like a meadow, full with grass and angles. Huge cheers from the crowd. The olympic bell is being rung. 1.34 am. Cricket being imitated, in the backdrop a melodious opera is on.

Tempest by the Shakespeare great, is being sung. A man gets down of the horse pulls cart, and announces the arrival of the guests with a great introduction from TEMPEST. Amazing modulation of voice.

As the drum beats a huge tree has magically appeared in the middle of the stage. People alight from it and cover the complete stadium. Men with high heeled hats, dance according to the rhythm of the drums. 1.41 am.

People all over the stage wear the traditional London dress. Hats off to their culture, which is one of the oldest. All the grass is rolled up and below a chimney appears, no 2 chimenes appear, the are steaming up with smoke. They are trying to show the evolution of London, into a Factory based country. More chimenies rise out of nowhere into the stadium. Number goes to 5+.

A silent homage to every loss on the earth, remaining peace with a gentle music. The chimenies are more than 50 feet tall and there are more than 8 of them in the stadium now. How much did they dig underground? The time travels. Now the ships travel, The iron is melted in the furnace and sent into the mould (Center stage). Amazing visual treat. The stadium is ablaze with the golden yellow color of iron.

The man who is at the center stage, who read the Tempest intro, is none other than the Defence Against Dark Arts professor of Hogwarts in HarryPotter Part 2.

olympic rings are formed into the stadium, from the iron that has been beaten to coll down. What an wonderful idea to depict and make the rings. Rings join as in the Venn diagram and all of them shower crackers. The sight is out-of-bounds to describe.

All lights down, complete silent the rings are the center of attraction. The ring turns to a read color. The initial stage of presentation is over. An AV is up. So its time for Doordarshan to increase their profits…. Adds, Hindhi adds again

James bond in the helicopter. 1.57am. He crosses the big ben, Churchill statue (Churchill waves too), crossing london bridge and enters stadium. Blue hue is the color filled up in stadium. Bondji is planning a jump, and jumps with a parachute which is of the GB flag design. The queen duke of britan arrives, followed by president of international olympic committee. They take up the center seats.

GB flag is carried by army, navy and air force captains. They are going to hoist it at the center of the stadium. The march without a flaw. One hand carrying the flag, other marching according to the beats. National anthem od GB.. God save our greatest king….. Children sing it. There are a few differently abled children too. The flag is going up the mast. Children make actions, very pleasantly. 2.04am.

UK national health service. Stadium is drilled with the nurses and hospital beds. There must be a few 100s of them. The form a smiling baby face, and the words ‘GOSH’. Dance performance by the same nurses and children in the beds. Couldnt guess what form of music it is.But Beat is good.Now the word ‘NHS’ formed, by the beds, red coloured.

Bed rolls out. They make the children on it sleep, on the way. Now doctors dance saying us to be silent as the children rest and hence grow. So cute. J K Rowling is here. She reads a few lines from a story. A child inside the sleeping blanket, reads a book with the help of the torch. The british childer literature is being lauded. There are lots of story characters in stage. They are too huge. More than 100 feet tall. Children in the bed have waken up and see them with awe. Demons just scare the kinds, and they run of into the beds, kids roll out of fear. And there is their rescue in the form of London people. Now nurses make children sleep and that’s the end to this act. In the center stage a giant kid sleeps in a huge bed. joyful Cheers from the crowd. All of the 600+ dancers bow down with proudness.

An orchestra by an eminent person. Missed his name, could not catch the English. Here is Mr.Bean with a Keyboard making all sorts of fun. One hand of his plays the music, other takes a photo of himself with an iPhone. He enjoys music, What an actor…. AV where Mr.Bean runs in a beach and does an Shesha effect i.e. stays behind and gets into a car ang joins in the end of the run.

A middle class family of london being depctied. A Lot of videos explaining life of different kinds of people in london, in present daily life. There are photos, tagging, status updates and all…… Love at first site in a train… Charlie Chaplin on the 50feet huge screens in the middle arena. Frankie and Juke 60’s album is being danced up. All of the crowd dances to it, Was it so popular….

The man finds that her lover has dropped her phone. He calls her and walks her to the 70’s time. A pop album af the perios is up. SO U THINK U CAN STOP ME, OH BABY……. band rocks… The guy recieves a photo message from his beloved lover, he rejoices. She asks his name…. Both of them meet, they walk towards each other with love flowing from their eyes. He gives her the phone. Lip-Lip kiss. She updates her status as IN RELATIONSHIP. Lovers dance in an ectastic mood.

Tim Bernerr Lee at the center stage, with his computer, working on the www. He is the spotlight now. Inventor of the word wide web waves to the world at wide….
Old Olympics documentories, from 1948, it moves in rapid phases. The travelling of the flame of the current olympics, David Beckham and many more stars. It has travelled 8000 miles to reach London. All joys faces show the spirit of sports in the common masses. Flame crosses the London Bridge in a jet boat.

Silence. Homage to all the victims, with video showing all their photos in random speed. 2.45am.

The big moment at last. The team of London is here into the stadium. Alexander bears the flag – Greece. Albania. Afganistan. Algeria. American Samoa, Andoraa, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbajan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh – Rahman, Barbadas, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkinia, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cananda, Cape Verde, Caymen Islands, Central African republic, Chad, Chile, People’s republic of china, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote Divore, Croata, Cuba, Cyprus, Czceh Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Corea, Democratic People’s Republic of Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, (3.09am), Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El salvador, Equtorial Eguinea, Eritea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Former Yogoslovia Republic, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong kong China, Hungary, Iceland, Independent Olympic Atheletes, Ibdia – Shushil Kumar, Indonesia, Islamic republib of Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, (Bad DD – now add, don’t know how many countries missed), Jordon, Kasakhastan, Kenya, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgystan, Lao peoples Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Leichesten, Lithunia, Luxemborg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritinia, Mauritius, Mexio, Federated nations of Micronesia, Republic of Maldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montengro, Morocoo, Mozombaique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, Newzeland, Nicaruga, Niger, Nigeria, (OMG Add again) (3.53am), Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation – Sharopova , Rwanda, Saint Kitts, Saint lucia, Saint Vincent, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychells, Sierra, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinamie, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrain arab Republic, Chinese Taipei, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad, Tunisia, Turkey, Turminikistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanutau, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Great Britain. 7 billion pieces of tiny pieces of paper being bursted out into the stadium. The rally of nations come to an end.

The team is preceded by the flag bearer, the country name holder and the copper pedals holder. THe name of the nation is called out . THe Delegates from the nations standup and show their best wishes with their respective flags. The team walks up and join other teams in the stadium and wait till the rally is over. The leader of the team puts the flag in the hill, were all the team flags are put up. The Copper pedal, which was given to them on their arrival at the London – inscribed with nations name and olympic details is returned to the committee.

Ah the rockets blew up according to drum beats, what a colour…… inexpressible. (4.31am) Ariel view of stadium is so colourful. It is like a billion dynamically designed rainbows dancing. Completely bluish stadium. A man with wings in a bike is flying in the upper case of the stadium. Zebastin – President London olympics and Jacques – President Olympic committee are on the Flag hill. Zebastin talks and welcomes us all. Says he is proud at the moment. Harmony and Friendship must grow. Purity and Intensity is Sports. London 2012 will inspire generations. Run faster to jump higher, to be faster. History has prepared us. This is our time. One day we will tell our children and grand children that at our time, we have done it right. Jacques talks. Thankyou to the Diverse Vibrant cosmopolitan City and their hard work. Thank you for your Time, Energy and welcoming smiles. This country is the birth place of mother sports. Spirit of Friendship, Respect and Fair play is the characters of competitors. Remember you are the role models. You are going to inspire a generation. Queen – I now open the London, 30th olympic games of the modern era open.

The olympic flag is carried by 6 very eminent people including UN secretaries and noble prize winners. Greatest Boxer Ali is here to touch the olympic flag. The Olympic anthem. Concurrently the flag is being hoisted.

The flame arrives in the Thames by a jet boat driven by David Beckham. The path is bursting with fire crackers in unison. The 5 time olympic medal winner of GB takes the flame. The olympic oath by Sarah – 2007 Olympic medal winner. Judges Olympic oath by Mike Basi – Boxing referee. Olympic Coaches Oath Eric – Canoe Coach. The stadium is pitch dark. Pin drop silence waiting for the final climax – after 12800 miles of travel the Olympic torch arrives at the stadium. The torch arrives. (5.00am) Finally 6 athletes carry the flame, one after other. Now there are 6 torches with the flames.

The copper petals were arranged in such a round fashion that they where in six concentric circles. So the 6 final torch bearers lighted up the outer most circle of the petals in unison. So round by round the petals filled up with fire and alas the centre was filled. This was shown in aerial view, wich was even more fantastic. Adding more surprises, the petals were all joined together to bring up the mega olympic flames. Usually a single athlete had the chance of lighting the final flame. But this time it was a group work. Remember the petals were carried county wise, so it says that we are connected in all ways as possible. The fire is up. I am here waiting for the fiery action by the champions of all of the world.(05.08am)

Have Searched the net, the photos and videos are still not out. Soon I will add the other pics and the Videos to another post…. Watch out for more olympics

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