From fireworks and flying performers to a welcome from professor Stephen Hawking, the London Paralympic Games started off …
There were many memorable moments at the London Olympics, some heartbreaking and some baffling. But each of TIME’s correspondents at the Games has picked two that stood out the most, for better or for worse
Photographer David Bergman created a panoramic image the size of a basketball court during the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games in London.
Danny Boyle’s spectacle was weird in places, patchy, a bit preachy sometimes—but the wobbles made the watching even more compelling.
As eager spectators take in the much anticipated London 2012 opening ceremony, the Olympic Stadium is filled with montages of everyday life in the British Isles: performers playing cricket, smokestacks rearing out of the ground …
The designer talks about the scale of the Opening Ceremony and Danny Boyle’s vision
The goal is to put on a show that wows the world and doesn’t embarrass the host nation. But that doesn’t always happen.
Spoiler alert: If you’d like the surprises of the Olympics Opening Ceremony to remain surprises, then stop reading now.