USA! USA! Watch the Olympics Opening Ceremony on Friday, July 27th at 7:30pm on NBC. Award-winning director Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting - is said to be planning one of the most impressive opening ceremonies yet and will include over 10,000 performers featuring Paul McCartney.
The opening ceremony is entitled " Isles of Wonder" inspired by by William Shakespeare's "The Tempest," and will open with a British countryside setting complete with live farm animals. About 1 billion people are expected to watch the ceremony worldwide on television - making it one of the most watch television events in the world.
We'd like to send out a special Southie Shout-out to NBC's Olympic Anchor Bob Costas for promising to have his own minute of silence for the 40th anniversary of the tragedy that happened in Munich in 1972, when 11 Israelis were killed as part of a hostage crisis.
The International Olympic Committee rejected a request sent by the deputy foreign minister of Israel hold a moment of silence at this year's Opening Ceremony. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bob Costas told them that he would note the IOC's denied request and offer up a minute of silence as the Israeli athletes enter the Olympic Stadium in London.
Way to go Bob!
That makes us proud to be an American!