Stars bring games to life

Dizzee Rascal performs during the London Olympic Games 2012 Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium

Big name singers, actors and even the inventor of the world wide web spoke of their pride at being a part of London 2012’s live opening ceremony.

A whole section was dedicated to Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web.

He said: “The opening ceremony is a fantastic show, a tribute to the athletes who have worked so hard to get here.

“It is a great honour to be involved with it. Every Olympic Games is a very special event, but this one is particularly for me being in the city in which I grew up.”

Dizzee Rascal, who sang his hit Bonkers, said: “It is exciting to be part of the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony. It is a good time for the UK and I am glad they asked me to perform one of my greatest tracks to represent the country.

“Huge respect to all the athletes who are taking part and let’s get the party started.”

Singer Emeli Sande, who performed Abide With Me, said: “I am extremely proud and humbled to be part of the amazing ceremony which will allow the world to see some of the best up-and-coming and established talent the UK has produced.”

Musician Mike Oldfield, who led an all-dancing tribute to the NHS, said: “I am immensely proud to be involved with this momentous event and in helping to bring Danny Boyle’s vision to reality.

“The opening ceremony will see the London 2012 Olympic Games off to a spectacular flying start.”


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