Ladies and gentlemen please stand for Her Majesty the Queen and his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh accompanied by the President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge

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Dennis Veasley

100 thoughts on “The Complete London 2012 Opening Ceremony | London 2012 Olympic Games”

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  2. For anyone who came from the east end before the Olympic stadium and the other facilities were built would not think the East End, The Dockyards or anything else would turn into this. I have family resonating from East London, I don`t think my father or his father would not believe you if anyone said the East End would be transformed into this many years later. This is a sad time for them seeing the place they once call home now gone, But joyous too because it`s now being put to good use. So if you see this comment pls remember how people from East London would feel if they saw this now.

  3. I was 6 when this happened, remember watching it on TV… the industrial section has always stuck in my memory, as well as Mr Bean's sequence and the torch lighting. Still can't believe I remember that stuff from when I was SIX… honestly, 2012 was great. The Olympics were everywhere, the whole country was united and I wish I was old enough to have remembered more… damnit I love this sad little island ๐Ÿ˜‚

  4. Those drummers mustโ€™ve had the time of their lives, would love to hear any stories how they got there! ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‘

  5. The Industrial Revolution is a masterpiece. This is how us Brits thank our ancestors for the blood, sweat & tears. Thank you Danny Boyle, actors, musicians & volunteers, you all made this a reality โค๏ธ

  6. By far the best opening ever. Miles ahead of the pompous likes of Sotchi, Beijing, PyeonChang, Rio etc. London 2012 was honest, pure, including, fun, true, modern, fresh, proud and with self distance. Rule Britannia!

  7. Absolutely amazing performances. So happy and grateful to be apart of the Commonwealth. ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

  8. The music was second to none , the choreography was outstanding , and it was the start of 16 days when dare I say it Britannia really did rule the waves – brilliant .

  9. If you compare it to the Chinese opening ceremony in 2008, you would see how much difference there could be in cultures. And that's one of the reasons why the east and the west don't usually understand each other in many things. For the Chinese, this British opener is hard to understand, so was the Chinese one for westerners. The world still has a long way to go for harmony amid difference.

  10. I like it up until Brannagh appears to destroy the beautiful pastoral beauty that Blake loved so well, quoting Shakespeare to smugly segway into the destruction of the countryside, and the honest men and women .Where in truth are we now? Better? I think not…..I think not.

  11. We were a very different country in 2012 – but the bigotry and racism was only hidden just below the surface – what we have now seen since brexit is sickening, disgusting and shameful. You need only look at the reactions to the opening ceremony of Tory MPs to see this bigotry in its true revolting form

  12. find it funny they sung forever blowing bubbles as the olympic stadium is now west ham utd football club home stadium which they sing forever blowing bubbles as there club anthem every home game lol

  13. 2012 was hands down the best year of my life. Closely followed by 2013-2016. Itโ€™s all gone downhill since then :/ I remember my 8 year old self going to the stadium to watch the likes of usain bolt & jessica Ennis in the athletics and being completely inspired and in awe. London brought the country, continent & world together and I think people need a reminder of this these days. There was a buzz around the whole of the uk throughout the games that lasted for years after but it seems to have burnt out now.

  14. I like to think that the smile at 33:05 is from Kenneth Branagh himself, in genuine awe at what has been produced, rather than in-character as Brunel.

  15. This was an incredible moment. An incredible international sporting event steeped in history. 2012, the year that Great Britain peaked in several areas. We even all liked Boris Johnson back then! A comic figure rather than a divisive one. The future was bright. The future still is bright. But the rest of the decade has been somewhat tainted and somewhat uncomfortable. Here we are, October 2019. The most divisive and polarising British political vote – Brexit – is just around the corner. The country feels divided and the mood anxious, aggressive and depressive. Let's remind ourselves that just over 7 years ago this incredible feat reunited the country. Since then, we've been on a divided trajectory. Sure, yes we've had glimmers of hope. The 2018 football world cup campaign one example of how sport does this. It maybe 7 years on, but let's use this Olympic spirit. Everything great about Great Britain. Let's not go into 2020 focusing on the negatives. Call me naive, but this a wonderful opportunity to turn over a new leaf. Let's reunite not divide. Build not destroy. Tackle the challenges that face us rather than argue and pussyfoot around them. In a positive light. Let's unite to challenge extremist views and politics. Let's really really tackle climate change from 2020; 16 year old Greta Thunberg has done a better job at that than most adults have. Let's fund and support our NHS fully. Let's tackle the mental health crisis head on. Let's regulate and work with the huge corporations and social media companies to make this world a fairer, nicer place. Play to our strengths like we did in 2012. With music, sport, comedy, science, unity and a positive attitude. LET'S TAKE OUT COUNTRY BACK. LET'S TAKE OUR HAPPINESS AS A NATION BACK. LET'S REJOIN THE EU IF IT'S HEALTHY TO DO SO. LET'S NEUTRALISE THE POLARISING, TOXIC VIEWS AND NEWS. AND BUILD A BETTER FUTURE. LET'S. MAKE. BRITAIN. GREAT. AGAIN.

  16. God save the Queen and the Olympic games!!!๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

  17. Danny Boyle did a brilliant job. ย  it was a magnificent cultural and historical display of GB. He was offered a knighthood for his accomplishment but being at heart a true socialist he refused it. He was set to direct the new Bond movie but was not allowed artistic freedom and walked away. Barbara Brocolli must be very stupid to have let him go!.

  18. The choreography, the sync with the music, and let alone the music itself. A masterpiece and an amazing work of art done to this opening by everyone involved in it.

  19. 18 Oct 2019 still watching this for HM the Queen ๐Ÿ‘‘ i just wanted to make sure there were real parachutes over the stadium or was it just an Ad ๐Ÿ˜‚ itโ€™s real !

  20. Watching in Oct 2019 with pride, a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye. This was truly the best Olympic opening ceremony I can ever remember in my 50yrs.

  21. I think Kenneth Brannagh broke character at 33.07. Like the rest of us he was in total awe, an amazing introduction. I still remember watching this with my mum, that hot night in 2012, drinking a pint of Bombardier.

  22. Cried like a baby during the NHS sequence. I donโ€™t know why I get so emotional watching it. Maybe because Iโ€™m thankful for our NHS, maybe because itโ€™s suffering at the mo, maybe because those nurses reminded me of those that cared for me when I was in GOSH.

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