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London Olympic Stadium to turn into meadow for opening ceremony

  • London's Olympic Stadium will be transformed into a British meadow complete with fields, farm animals and a game of village cricket for the opening ceremony of 2012 Games.

    Filmmaker Danny Boyle is the artistic director of the London Games opening ceremony, which takes place on July 27.

    The four countries of the United Kingdom will be represented with giant representations of their emblem flowers; the rose for England, thistle for Scotland, flax for Northern Ireland and daffodil for Wales.

    The ceremony has been titled Isles of Wonder inspired by William Shakespeare's play The Tempest.