London Olympics The 2012 OpeningAll
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This is the third time
London holds the Olympics.The opening Olympic ceremony in 1948. In 1908 the Olympics were held in the White City Stadium, which had been demolished since. This photo was taken in the 50s.
The Industrial Revolution brought technological
advances and economic benefits. It has a profound effect on the social andcultural conditions. Many workers lived in appalling conditions cut off from their traditional rural supports. The term „satanicmill‟ was used by the writer William Blake to describe poor working conditions in the factories.
After the World War II,
Britain created a medical service run by the government for all its citizens, providing a free medical service,called the NHS (National Health Services). It is a service cherished by all, including the support of all political parties.
The ceremony featured a tribute
to National Health Service. It chose the children hospital called the Great Ormond StreetHospital (GOSH), as the symbol of the service.
The people who took part
in this section of the ceremony were actual doctors, nurses, health workers and patients, who live andwork in London.
The children had nightmares and
Mary Poppins dropped in to clear the villains. This was a tribute to the children literature ofthe country, including such characters as Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Mary Poppins and more recently Harry Potters.