Olympics Opening Ceremonies: Facts & Photos

Olympics Opening Ceremonies: Facts & Photos

A few facts courtesy of The London Evening Standard and a few photos courtesy of John E. King:

15,000 square metres of staging - equivalent to 12 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

A flying system that can lift 25 tonnes - that is the same as five elephants.

12,956 props, which is more than 100 times more than used in a

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