Olympic legend Sir Steve Redgrave, who also carried the flame in Henley in Oxfordshire two weeks ago, passed the torch to seven young athletes. They then simultaneously lit 200 kettles that rose together to form a breathtaking cauldron in the centre of London's Olympic Stadium.
We have a list of music played at the Opening Ceremony.
Towns and cities in our region have found their own ways of celebrating the arrival of the Olympic Games
This time last week, we had the Olympic flame travelling through our region. What was the competition like for the sporty, ancient Greeks?