- 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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