WATCH: When James Bond Helped The Queen Sky-Dive Into The London Olympics 2012 Ceremony

Published 10/07/2021, 2:03 AM EDT


The Olympic Games are one of the most prestigious events in sports. Athletes from every corner of the world gather in high spirits to compete at the mega-quadrennial games. With great vigour and zeal to give their best performance, they strive forward to make their nation proud.

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Even though the ultimate goal of every athlete is to win a medal, participating in the Olympics is a remarkable achievement in itself. Undoubtedly, having the honor of competing against the finest athletes on the global platform is a bid win already.

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In the year 2012, the Olympic Games took place in London. The home to royalty had over 10,500 athletes from 204 countries competing in 26 different sports, comprising 302 medal events. Even though the Olympic games are highly competitive in nature, the ceremonies organized for the same give every sports person a warm welcome ahead of the feisty games.

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Opening ceremony of London Olympics

In a throwback video, James Bond fame Daniel Craig walks up to the Queen and waits for her to accompany him. Soon, the duo walks towards the main entrance of the castle. After sitting in the aircraft, the two are seen flying over the city as the crowd cheered for them. Upon reaching the Olympics stadium, the British duo made an unbelievably stunning entry.

Jumping from the moving plane with their respective parachutes on, they both heard loud cheers as the whole stadium echoed with applauses. James Bond’s iconic theme song played in the background, adding sparkle to the dazzling display.

Following this, the Queen entered the gates of the stadium along with the Duke of Edinburgh to inaugurate the event. She was also accompanied by the president of the Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge.

Olympic games- one of a kind

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With that flamboyant start, the whole world was ready to experience the topmost athletes go head to head in enticing contests. From the likes of Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and many more, a star-studded lineup prepared for a showdown in London.

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However, every edition of the Summer Games has its own kind of spark. Similarly, the opening ceremony of the 2012 games was indeed grand and unique. Safe to say, with James Bond’s charisma on one end and her Majesty exhibiting her royalty, the event was as glamorous as it could get.

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Divya Chaturvedi

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Divya Chaturvedi is an Olympic Athletics author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing her Under Graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi. She's also an internationally recognized athlete, specializing in Shot Put and Discus, representing India at the International Children's Games held in Australia has been one of the biggest feats in her endeavor so far. Having participated in The Road to Wimbledon and representing the state several times, she bagged a number of titles for the same.

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