Opening Ceremony

  • July 26, 2012 - 10:42 PM


When: 3 p.m. Minnesota time

TV: 6:30 p.m., Ch. 11

Cost: $42 million

U.S. flag-bearer: Mariel Zagunis, fencer (right)

Notable spectators: U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and European royalty, among others

Theme: "Isles of wonder"

Best rumor that might be true: A stuntman dressed as James Bond is going to parachute into the stadium at the start of the spectacle.

Big finish: Paul McCartney will lead the audience in a singing of "Hey Jude" at the end.

Source: Associated Press

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