'We lit the flame, and we lit up the world' - Lord Coe
It was the Olympic Games we will never forget; an extraordinary event in Britain’s history with intense drama, sporting brilliance and heart-wrenching emotion. Capturing the key moments of the Games, including a specially-edited version of the entire Opening Ceremony from Director Danny Boyle, over seven hours of sporting highlights and the full Closing Ceremony, these day-by-day highlights relive the triumphs, moving stories and memories that will live on forever.
Experience once again the magnificent performances from outstanding athletes such as Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Chris Hoy and Jessica Ennis. Marvel at the many amazing achievements, including Mo Farah’s double gold, Oscar Pistorius’ Olympic Games debut and Nicola Adams’ gold in the boxing ring. Relive Team GB’s 29 gold medal triumphs and recapture the moments which made these Olympic Games so special; from the electrifying atmosphere in the stadium on ‘Super Saturday’ to judo’s Gemma Gibbons’ tearful dedication and the pure emotion of swimmer Chad le Clos’ father.
5 DISC BOX SET INCLUDES:
The Opening Ceremony: Part One
The spectacular Opening Ceremony was an unforgettable start to the London 2012 Olympic Games. In this exclusive director’s cut by Danny Boyle, we relive the entire ceremony in all its splendour. This is also accompanied by a fascinating audio commentary by Danny Boyle and writer Frank Cottrell Boyce where they reveal for the first time, in detail, how they orchestrated this spectacular event, providing a unique insight into the journey through British history.
The Opening Ceremony: Part Two
Sporting Highlights (Days 1 – 6)
• Team GB’s first medal from Lizzie Armitstead
• The first gold from rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning
• The imperious time trial by Bradley Wiggins
• Michael Phelps’ record 19th Olympic medal
• Clare Balding’s emotional interview with Bert le Clos
Sporting Highlights (Days 7 – 10)
• Katherine Grainger’s long awaited gold
• Victoria Pendleton wins stunning gold
• Andy Murray’s emotional victory
• Ben Ainslie wins historic 4th gold
• Beth Tweddle wins bronze on the bars
• Usain Bolt successfully defends his 100m Olympic title
• The electric atmosphere in the stadium on ‘Super Saturday’ when Ennis, Farah and Rutherford all win gold
Sporting Highlights (Days 11 – 16)
• The Brownlee brothers’ triathlon glory
• Usain Bolt completes his historic Olympic treble
• Hoy’s record 6th gold medal
• Nicola Adams punches her way to the first women’s boxing gold
• The incredible tension at Greenwich Park for Team GB’s dressage victory
• The world record-breaking US sprint relay
• Tom Daley celebrates a sensational bronze
• Sam Murray secures the 65th and final medal for Team GB.
Exclusive Opening Ceremony Extras
Isles of Wonder Deconstructed
The Thames is “liquid history”. Discover how the visual effects team created a thrilling animated journey up the river from its source, to the Olympic stadium itself - passing sights real and imaginary.
The sound of the shipping forecast and billowing blue sheets transform our meadow into “an isle of wonder”, to the stirring sound of Elgar’s Nimrod, as played by the London Symphony Orchestra’s On Track project.
Frank Turner in the Green and Pleasant Land
Frank Turner’s acoustic songs performed in the stadium perfectly captured the atmosphere of a long summer evening.
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The London 2012 Olympic Games ended in style with a celebration of music and sporting achievement, created by Kim Gavin. It marked the end of an amazing chapter in London’s life and featured an array of British artists from the last 50 years including Eric Idle, The Kinks, The Spice Girls and Jessie J.
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I received London 2012 Olympic Games in record time and I have enjoyed every bit of it.
What a summer. This DVD brought back such good memories. BBC at its best.
Excellent coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games, great opening and closing nights' concerts.