The London 2012 Olympic Games preparations are picking up pace. Artistic director Danny Boyle has paid tribute to the 10,000 volunteers, cast and crew who are rehearsing night and day to make the Opening Ceremony a success.
There have been 157 cast rehearsals for the Opening Ceremony. Volunteer performers are giving up their evenings and weekends to take part in 37 rehearsals ahead of the Opening and Closing ceremonies.
The set for the opening scene of the Ceremony is being installed. The 'Green and Pleasant’ set will be what the audience see as they enter the Olympic Stadium in East London. It is being built to represents a traditional and idyllic view of the British countryside.