Boyle gave significant emphasis to the London 2012 theme ‘inspire a generation’ and devised a programme relying heavily on children and young people, and built around themes that would relate to the young.
What was special about the 2012 Olympics?
In 2012 London became the first city to host the modern Games three times, having previously been the site of the 1908 and 1948 Olympic Games. … The record for the total number of participating national Olympic committees—204—that had been established at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games was equaled in London.
How long did the 2012 Olympics last?
The London 2012 Games included a four-year Cultural Olympiad. It reached a climax with the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on 27 July 2012, starting a 60-day festival of sport and culture across the UK, as the Olympic and Paralympic spirit crossed the world once again.
Did the Queen actually jump out of the helicopter?
London 2012 Olympics
Alongside his friend Gary Connery (who was The Queen’s double for the segment), Sutton skydived out of the helicopter into the Olympic Stadium.