After the spectacular opening ceremony Beijing pulled off four years ago, the world was watching to see what London would do when it was their turn to host the Games for a record third time.
Well, it was spectacular. It weaved in elements of British history, culture and iconic images from Mary Poppins to James Bond and Queen Elizabeth II.
And yeah Beijing, you didn’t have JK Rowling, Sir Paul McCartney, the Beatles or Soul 2 Soul’s ‘Back 2 Life’ as part of the music track.
Did I mention the image of the Queen and James Bond skydiving from a helicopter over the stadium?
He drove a speedboat up the Thames to his old neighborhood where the Olympic Park now stands
Yeah London, you definitely get two thumbs up for that opening ceremony and the interesting way you lit the torch. Now it’s time to settle in and watch the competition over the next two weeks.