The city of Orlando is getting excited as he count down to the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics 2012 in London comes closer! Today at 7:30 p.m. tune in to watch as the teams are presented in the Opening Ceremony. The theme this year is ‘Inspire a generation’. The host country creates the Opening Ceremony to celebrate their country and show the world why the love their land. This years show will be called the ‘Isles of Wonder’ and kick off with the sounding of the largest harmonically tuned bell in Europe. You will then be introduced to the green country side of the UK complete with farmyard animals.
There are certain things that occur in every opening ceremony which is outlined by the International Olympic Committee, which include receiving of the Head of State, Parade of Athletes, Speeches, Olympic Anthem and Flag, Oaths and the Torch lighting. The Olympic flame will light the Cauldron which will symbolize the beginning of the Olympic Games. The Flame will burn until the Closing Ceremony.
Here is a list of the athletes in the games that have ties to Central Florida and you will not want to miss seeing them race for Olympic Gold. Watch for Elizabeth Beisel in swimming, Phil Dalhausser in beach volleyball, Tyson Gay in track & field, Jenny Barring Simpson in track, Jake Kaminski in archery, Hunter Kemper in the triathlon, Heather Mitts on the US soccer team, and Abby Wambach on the US soccer team Brittany Viola in Diving, and Ryan Lochte in swimming. They will all be going for the gold.
Orlando will be cheering for the Olympians who have ties to Central Florida. On Saturday tune in to watch as UF’s Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps race in the 400m individual medley. For a complete list of this weekend events click here.
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