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London Olympics Opening Ceremoney2012

The London Olympics is Most World's Games and Big Sports Festival of World.The moment everyone was waiting for finally arrived. The Olympic torch, which spent 70 days traveling across the UnitedKingdom, carried by 8,000 torchbearers from all walks of life, made its way into the stadium.

The torchbearer's identity had been a well-kept secret. The two most popular suggestions were Roger Bannister, who broke the 4-minute barrier in the mile in 1954, and Steve Redgrave, a five-time Olympic champion in rowing. The other great secret was how it would be done, and where it would be located.
In the stadium, a video showed David Beckham zipping up the Thames in speedboat with the torch. When the boat reached the dock, Beckham then passed it Redgrave, who made the final run to the stadium.

The torch made its way toward the flags of the 204 competing nations carried by group of seven young athletes. There would be no big-name former athlete as torchbearer after all. A ring of flames rose in the center of the stadium creating a cauldron, marking the official start of the London Olympics The stadium exploded. Fireworks filled the sky. Sir paul  began the notes of "Hey Jude."

Christine Brennan has hers: 2002 Salt Lake City. "For the first time in 22 years, the 1980 gold-medal-winning U.S. Olympic men's ice hockey team, led by captain Mike Eruzione, is reunited at the top of the stadium to light the caldron. Check out the rest of her Top 10 here. 

Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony are ready for their Opening Ceremonies walk, sporting the distinctive Team USA beret. 

Swimmer Cullen Jones told USA TODAY Sports's Nicole Auerbach: "Four of the ladies were like, 'We're going to make this video, we're going to make it viral, we're going to put it out there. We want all of you guys in it.

US wrestler Elena Pirozhkova picks up Michelle Obama during the First Lady's visit with Team USA athletes. See the photo from Clarissa Chun, who caught the moment

Amy Fletcher and Paul Zatylmy wore Union Jack bodysuits that fit as snugly as Spiderman's. "They're very flattering, as you can see," Fletcher said, posing daintily. She bought them on the Internet for 25 pounds apiece. "She made me wear it," Zatylmy said. "I had no choice." The good news, she said, is they' ll be in style for the next 17 days.

London Olympics Opening Ceremoney Pictures2012

London Olympics Opening Ceremoney2012 Video