Traditions & Symbols of the Olympics

Opening Ceremony 1 of 8

The Opening Ceremony marks the beginning of the games and a coming together of nations from all over the world. World renowned entertainers and the games' star athletes put on a global spectacle, led by the famed Olympic Torch.

Don't miss the Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Games on July 27, which will feature:

  • The Queen of England
  • 10,000 athletes from 205 countries
  • 15,000 total performers
  • The expertise of film directors Danny Boyle and Stephen Daldry