Thursday, September 21, 2023

VIDEO: Opening Ceremony, London 2012 Paralympic Games

Courtesy London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games

London, UK — Designed by Artistic Directors Jenny Sealey and Bradley Hemmings, the Opening Ceremony took place inside the Olympic Stadium on Wed, August 29.  62,000 fans filled the stadiums seats, enjoying the festivities.  Kickstarted by astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, and officiated by Queen Elizabeth, the Ceremony featured a cast of over 3,000 volunteers, many disabled.

The Paralympic Games plays host to over 4,200 athletes with various disabilities. More than 2.4 million tickets have been sold to the numerous athletic events over its ten day span. The Opening Ceremony, which was not broadcast in the United States, is presented here in its entirety.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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