Video: Deaf children performance at London Olympics opening ceremony.
London - IT is a celebration of all that is best about Great Britain.
Thousands of people began to file into the state-of-the-art arena in the Olympic Park, a sprawling network of sporting venues, athletes’ accommodation, media centres and restaurants built in a previously run-down area of London’s East End.
With £27million spent, 10,000 people taking part, scenes from rolling countryside to the industrial revolution, not to mention the biggest names from stage and screen, with sheep, chickens and geese, the Olympics Opening Ceremony promises to be a spectacle on an epic scale.
Almost four billion people are expected to be watching on TV around the world, as well as more than 60,000 inside the stadium, the official start to 17 days of drama when more than 16,000 athletes from 204 countries will contest sport’s ultimate prize – Olympic Gold.
Video by hipas8
A DEAF children's choir evocatively sang the British national anthem in their pyjamas and 600 real-life health workers took part in dance routines celebrating the free British health service. A choir of Deaf children are singing God Save The Queen (not the Pistols' version)
The Kaos Signing Choir For Deaf and Hearing Children singing the national anthem, led by Deaf percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie.