Olympics Opening Ceremony

  • Go for Glory: London's spectacular opening show July 28, 2012

    CNNIBN's sports experts reckon London lived up to its promise of delivering a memorable Olympics opening. ...
  • Opening Ceremony London 2012: What's new July 27, 2012

    London: London, blow our minds. The world city that needs no introduction but could do with an Olympicsized pickmeup in the midst of economic recession launches the 2012 Summer Games with a spectacular opening ceremony on Friday that faces a unique challenge: to be as memorable as Beijing's planetwowing, moneynoobject...
  • Beckham to be part of Olympics opening ceremony July 25, 2012

    However, the star England footballer refused to divulge any details in an interview given to CNN. ...
  • 'Secret device' for the opening ceremony march July 25, 2012

    London: The 205 teams marching at the London Olympics opening ceremony will be controlled with a "secret device" to ensure they do not delay the parade, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday. Several thousand athletes representing 205 nations and the four marching under the Olympic flag will walk at a...
  • Olympic opening: a spectacle minus surprises July 24, 2012

    The London Olympics opening ceremony will be a grand spectacle but will it be a surprise? In a word, no. Director Danny Boyle wants the details to stay secret and games chief Sebastian Coe has pleaded for insiders to stop leaking details of the extravaganza. But in the age of camera...
  • Hoy to be Britain's flag bearer at Olympics July 23, 2012

    London: Chris Hoy, whose four Olympic gold medals and host of world titles earned him a knighthood, will claim another honour on Friday when he will become the first cyclist to carry the British flag at the London Games opening ceremony. Hoy carried the flag at the 2008 Games closing ceremony...
  • Games Village Mayor justifies denial to India July 22, 2012

    London: The Mayor of the Olympic Games Village Sir Charles Allen on Sunday asserted that India was not the lone country, whose request to defer the welcome ceremony, was turned down. "Yes, we do understand why the Indian officials wanted their welcome ceremony at the Olympic Games Village to be put...
  • Coldplay to perform at 2012 Olympics? April 9, 2011

    Rock band Coldplay might perform at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics to be held in London. The prestigious sports event is slated for July 27Aug 12, 2012, and Coldplay is at the top of the organiser's wishlist of acts for the opening gala, reports contactmusic.com. "Coldplay are the biggest stadium...
  • Weekend Edition: Spectacular Olympics opening August 11, 2008

    China had spent about $40 billion in last seven years in building the infrastructure for Olympics 2008. The opening ceremony was the largest and the most expensive sporting event but did it touch the heart of the viewers or was China just trying to say that they have arrived on...
  • Olympics opening ceremony history's most watched event August 10, 2008

    Beijing: The figures are not in, but the chances are that the current Beijing Olympic Games opening ceremony may be the most televised sporting event in the history. International Olympic Committee (IOC) Director of Communications Giselle Davis commented it was one of the most fantastic Opening Ceremonies she had ever witnessed....