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  • The first torch bearer

    The first torch bearer

    The first torch bearer, Spyros Gianniotis receives the torch in the Ancient Olympic Stadium, Olympia, Greece. The ceremony organised by the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) to light the Olympic Flame was held inside the Temple of Hera at the historic ruins of the home of the ancient Olympic Games.
    Thursday, May 10, 2012 2:00 PM | Photo
  • Green and pleasant land

    Green and pleasant land

    London 2012 - The Olympic Stadium is transformed for the first sequence of the Opening Ceremony into the pre-industrial revolution British countryside - complete with sheep, lush fields and country folk. This section was accompanied by choirs from the four nations of the UK – ‘Jerusalem’ was sung in the Stadium in London; ‘Londonderry Air’ came from the Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland; ‘Flower of Scotland’ from Edinburgh Castle, Scotland, and ‘Bread of Heaven’ from Rhossili Beach, Wales
    Friday, July 27, 2012 4:00 PM | Photo
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