NPR Story
7:50 am
Sat July 28, 2012

A British Critique Of The Olympic Opening

Originally published on Sat July 28, 2012 7:52 am

The 2012 Olympic Games opened Friday, with a ceremony that included James Bond and Queen Elizabeth parachuting into the stadium, flyovers, rippling Union Jacks, Shakespeare, sheep and fireworks. Host Scott Simon talks to Simon Hoggart, political sketch writer for The Guardian about the opening ceremony.