2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony

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  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • Legendary boxer and Olympic gold medalist Muhammad Ali
  • London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony
  • Three-time Olympic gold medalist, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony

A New Day

The first Olympics held in London took place in 1908. Back then, only around 2,000 athletes competed for just 110 gold medals.   

(Photo: Lars Baron/Getty Images)

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