Olympic Opening Ceremony

LOOK: Sochi Opening Ceremony In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Sport

Let the Games begin. Sochi 2014 is open for business - or not as far as one Olympic ring was concerned - and the spectators and athletes are lapping u...

Olympic Ceremony Stuntman Killed

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK

A stuntman who starred in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics has been killed in an accident. Mark Sutton, who famously parachuted int...

Thought The Olympic Ceremony Was Good? Wait Till You See North Korea...

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 19.02.2013 | Home

This summer we gasped as 7,500 volunteers performed simultaneously to create Danny Boyle's Olympic opening ceremony. Meanwhile, behind the closed d...

The Most Inspiring TV Moment Of All Time?

PA | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

Danny Boyle's triumphant Olympic opening ceremony has been hailed as one of the most inspiring TV moments of all time second only to the moon landing,...

Beckham's Speedboat To Go Under The Bonhams Hammer (PICTURES)

Posted 29.11.2012 | UK

One of the highlights of the Olympics – before any competitors had stripped down to their athletics gear – was the sight of a speedboat racing up ...

LIVE BLOG: London 2012 Closing Ceremony

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull, Paul Vale and Elliot Wagland | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK

Welcome to all Huffington Post readers. London 2012 has been a blast, but after a little more than two weeks it's time to bring the curtain down on th...

HRH Morrissey - Who Art In Manchester... But Not The Olympics?

Collette Walsh | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Collette Walsh

One of the best bits of last week's Olympics opening ceremony was the homage to Britain's musical heritage. The medley included, among a whole array of musical greats, the Beatles, the Sex Pistols, T-Rex, Bowie and quite rightly, some electro synth-pop too - OMD and New Order. Fab. Beijing may have had super-bendy acrobats, but come on, for coolness, Britain gets gold.

The Queen, the Olympics and the Signing Kids in Pyjamas: the Reality of Life for a Small Charity

Ruth Thorlby | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK
Ruth Thorlby

The choir was founded on a shoestring and has been run on a shoestring ever since. A week since the opening ceremony, a wave of public interest has engulfed them.

Caroline Frost

Mike Oldfield Reveals What DIDN'T Make It To Olympic Opening Ceremony

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

A central part in the £27-million Olympic Opening Ceremony extravaganza, his tunes played to a billion people around the globe – so how did Mike Ol...

Happy Birthday, JK Rowling! 10 Things You Never Knew About The Harry Potter Author

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2012 | Home

We're raising our goblets and sending sparks from our wands in celebration of JK Rowling's birthday - yes, the woman who brought us Harry Potter was b...

Twitter Suspends Accounts Of Those Who Criticised Trevor Nelson

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Comedy

Twitter took unprecedented action yesterday by suspending the accounts of all those who were critical of Trevor Nelson's coverage of the London 2012 O...

WATCH: UFO Spotted Over Olympic Park

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Comedy

Want proof that Danny Boyle and the gang put on the greatest show in the galaxy for the London 2012 Opening Ceremony? Well, even mysterious beings fro...

Huge Rise In Danny Boyle Film Sales After Spectacular Opening Ceremony

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Viewers around the globe heaped praise on Danny Boyle's epic Olympics Opening Ceremony this weekend and following the celebrations, the director has s...

Boyle Blows Away Beijing - Camp Bestival Gasped

Clare Macnaughton | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK Sport
Clare Macnaughton

So, I think I have just about recovered myself from last nights Olympic Opening Ceremony, it was a late one......as I watched the ceremony in the jam ...

Olympic Fever: I Was Wrong

Ruth Dawkins | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK Sport
Ruth Dawkins

It was bonkers, and brilliant, and I completely loved it. For once, I am very, very happy to admit that I was wrong.

Designer Describes 'Bond Workshop' Used To Make Cauldron

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK

The Olympic Cauldron was crafted at a place that looked like James Bond's gadget workshop, the designer Thomas Heatherwick said on Saturday. He was...

Olympic Opening Ceremony: Minute-By-Minute Reaction

Jackie Barrie | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK Sport
Jackie Barrie

I'm particularly looking out for my friend - apparently, she's wearing a long dress and a curly wig and appears in the centre ring in the first section. For me, that will be the most exciting bit of the whole Games! They're all volunteers, you know, and have been rehearsing for weeks.

PHOTOS: Olympic Torch Winds Up 8,000 Mile Journey

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK

After 70 days and 8,000 miles, the Olympic flame has wound its way down the River Thames towards the London 2012 opening ceremony, as the Prime Minist...

Diary of an Olympic Volunteer: Dress Rehearsal

Toby Schuster | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Sport
Toby Schuster

In the interest of helping out my fellow performers, I got to thinking about alternative uses for our various Olympic outfits. With only hours to go until showtime and that question becoming too pressing, here are my top-five suggestions...

Diary of an Olympic Volunteer: Choices We Make

Toby Schuster | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Sport
Toby Schuster

As I was looking around the council chamber in Camden I couldn't help but think of Show Day, and I thought maybe a citizenship ceremony is nothing but an opening show for what hopefully turns out to be a happy and prosperous life in a new country.

Diary of an Olympic Volunteer: Everyone Loves a Good Countdown

Toby Schuster | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Sport
Toby Schuster

Fast forward to July 2012 and with only eight days to go until Show Day I am at a stage where I am frantically trying not to mess up my steps, stay in the moment and not get physically violent with fellow performers who fail to understand the basic concept of a crocodile line.

LISTEN: The Leaked Olympics Opening Ceremony Playlist

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

The playlist for the London Olympics opening ceremony has reportedly been leaked. Danny Boyle's 86 track playlist, featuring songs by the Sex Pisto...

Thousands More Olympic Tickets To Go On Sale

PA | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Sport

More tickets for some of the most popular events at the Olympic Games go on sale today. Thousands of tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies...

How The Torch's Journey Has Changed Since 1948

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Sport

As the Olympic flame, lit in Olympia last week, is brought over to the UK and relayed around Britain, it will be on a very different journey to London...

Musicians 'To Mime' At Olympic Ceremonies

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK

Most of the music at the London 2012 Olympics opening and closing ceremonies will be pre-recorded, meaning that spectators hoping for a live music ext...