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Queen visits Olympic village

The Queen has opened the Games after an actor dressed as Her Majesty parachuted into the stadium. Seven British Olympic hopefuls carried the Torch around the stadium and lit copper petals representing the 204 competing nations to form a cauldron.

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Red Arrows mark Olympic year with 20:12 fly-past

In the final minutes before tonight's Olympic Ceremony gets underway, the Red Arrows will perform a fly-past at the stadium in east London. The RAF team will mark the Olympic year of 2012, by flying directly overhead at 20:12. These are the timings.

  • 20:09 - South of Basildon
  • 20:11 - South of Hornchurch
  • 20:12 - Olympic Stadium
  • 20:12 - Victoria Park
  • 20:13 - Hyde Park
  • 20:15 - Northolt

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