Boyle's Olympic Spectacular - and Firsts for Britain

Saturday, 28 July 2012  |  Admin

Last night saw the long awaited London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, Directed by Danny Boyle and heralding some firsts for Great Britain.

  • Bradley Wiggins, the first Brit to win the Tour de France, kicked off the proceedings by ringing a 27 ton bell at around 9pm. 
  • The Queen had two firsts - she is the only head of state ever to have opened the Olympics twice and yesterday saw her first acting debut as she took part in a short film, Happy and Glorious, where she was met by Daniel Craig as Bond, "supposedly" flew across the London skyline in a helicopter before "supposedly" parachuting into the stadium under a union flag parachute, closely followed by Bond.
  • London is the first city to host the Olympic Games on three occasions

So far this has been a great year for Britain and we hope these "Firsts" set the tone for Team GB medal winning over the next couple of weeks.

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