Friday, July 27, 2012
The 2012 Olympics have begun in London! Tonight I watched the opening ceremony. It featured a live theatrical performance symbolizing the history of London, and England in general, over the last few hundred years. From the agricultural society, to the Industrial Revolution, to the current digital age, hundreds of volunteer participants danced and acted out the representations of these eras.
I particularly enjoyed the musical section in the digital age. Short snippets of famous British musical acts were featured. Included were The Beatles, Who, Kinks, David Bowie, Prodigy, and more. There was also an interesting segment where sleeping children's nightmares, represented by The Red Queen and Voldemort, were chased away by a small army of Mary Poppins'!
All the athletes looked enthusiastic as they entered the arena during the Parade Of Nations. It is great to see so many nations from all over the world coming together to compete in sports. Even small countries, and those with internal turmoil, are able to send representatives to these historic games which happen just once every four years.
Here are some 2012 Olympics videos for you to enjoy!
Call Me Maybe - 2012 USA Olympic Swimming Team
The United States Swim Team made this video on the plane to the games and in swimming pools as well. There are many videos on YouTube with the hit song, Call Me Maybe, by Carly Rae Jepsen, as the sound track. The original is the one Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ashley Tsdale and others, watch that here. The official music video for Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepson has over 172 million views! Watch it here. Watch the fun as the US Swim Team makes their own version of a music video for Call Me Maybe!
London Olympics Opening Ceremony: Pandemonium
Here is a minute of the Olympics Opening Ceremony, as seen on NBC tonight. Here is the description and tags on this video. Enjoy the games!
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