LONDON 2012: Closing Ceremony – Live on BBC One

August 11, 2012

After 16 days of tense and exciting competition that will live long in the memory, the curtain falls on the 30th Olympiad in spectacular fashion with the traditional closing ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in the East End of London.

BBC One will broadcast live and uninterrupted coverage of the London’s closing ceremony as the city bids farewell to the Games, featuring an event that will pay homage to Britain’s illustrious musical heritage.

Beginning at 9.00pm, and featuring more than 4,000 performers, including 3,500 volunteers, the show is entitled ‘A Symphony of British Music’, and celebrates one of the nation’s greatest cultural exports over the past 50 years.

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LONDON 2012: Opening Ceremony – Live on BBC One

July 26, 2012

Seven years after the announcement that the 2012 Olympic Games were to be held in London, the moment has finally arrived as the city hosts what promises to be a spectacular Opening Ceremony.

One billion people are expected to be watching worldwide as an 80,000 capacity crowd fills the purpose-built stadium in the East End for the official start of the 30th Olympiad.

The BBC will have build-up to this great occasion throughout the day across TV and radio, followed by live and uninterrupted coverage of the whole opening ceremony itself from 21:00 BST.

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LONDON 2012: Olympic Games – Water Polo

January 1, 2000

Water Polo developed during the 19th century as an aquatic version of rugby, played informally in rivers and lakes.

The version of the game that survives today is closer to Handball: a fast, tough and demanding sport, it has featured on every Olympic programme since the Paris 1900 Games.

It is fast, furious and easy to understand, with players needing to combine skill and accuracy with endurance.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics – Synchronised Swimming

January 1, 2000

Synchronised Swimming is all about grace under pressure, as athletes use pinpoint precision and immense stamina to deliver beautiful routines in the pool.

Having made its Olympic debut at the Los Angeles 1984 Games, the all-female event will be held at the dazzling Aquatics Centre during London 2012.

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LONDON 2012: Olympic Games – BMX

January 1, 2000

The fast and furious sport of BMX makes its second Olympic appearance at the London 2012 Games.

BMX began to take off in the late 1960s in California, around the time that motocross became popular in the US, with motorised version being the inspiration for the pedal-powered version – a breathtaking spectacle that’s since become popular all over the world.

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