Olympics 2012: 5 Unforgettable Moments from the Opening Ceremony (VIDEOS)
Directed by Slumdog Millionaire’s Danny Boyle, the epic performance boasted extravagant choreographed routines in the city’s brand new Olympic stadium, as well as a mini-movie starring some of Britain’s most beloved icons — all of which paid homage to the country’s colorful history.
Read on for the 5 most unforgettable moments from the Olympics 2012 opening ceremony.
1. Forging of the rings.
In a sequence recalling Britain’s Industrial Revolution era, smelters forged the Olympics’ five famous rings out of molten iron — which were then suspended over the stadium’s circular stage as it glowed above the heads of 80,000 stadium spectators.
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