June 12, 2012

Cricket at the Olympics opening ceremony

Carlyle Laurie

Cricket may not be an Olympic sport as of now, but it is set to feature at the London Olympics next month. How?

Well, Oscar winning filmmaker Danny Boyle, the director of the opening ceremony set for July 27, unveiled a set portraying the opening scene from the ceremony, which included a game of cricket in progress. The director said the Olympics would open in an English meadow with cricket being played at one side of the stadium, and livestock, meadows, rivers and landmarks like the Glastonbury Tor on the other.

Boyle said that the opening scene of the 27 million pound ceremony would be called 'green and pleasant' and that ten thousand volunteers will participate in the show. "The best way to tell that story is through working with real people," Boyle said. "I've been astounded by the selfless dedication of the volunteers, they are the pure embodiment of the Olympic spirit and represent the best of who we are as a nation."

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