Lighting the cauldron 🔥at the London 2012 Opening Ceremony!
At the Olympic Games in London 2012, about 10,500 athletes from 204 countries compete in 26 different sports, comprising 302 medal events. Whether athletes win a medal or not, they can forever call themselves Olympians. The sporting competitions are undoubtedly the central focus of the Olympic Games and participating in the Games is the ultimate goal for most athletes. Enjoy watching the lighting of the cauldron at the London 2012 Opening Ceremony.

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  • unbroken1010

    Ritual humiliation at it's finest

  • VictorYong36

    One of the runners was a bronze medallist at the next Olympics in Rio

  • J V
    J V

    I like the Bg music.😍😍😍 London 2012 Torch is like a Harry Potter theme.😅

  • Al T
    Al T

    The sights and sounds.... What a beautiful 'flower' of flames that lit up the special evening! Each of the 204 individual flames is from every participating country's copper 'petal', all coming together, unified to form one massive beacon of light for all to see at the centre of the stadium. Even an alien from another galaxy would be touched by this dramatic representation of what humanity (and Olympics) is all about. Well done London -- cleverly meaningful, diplomatically inclusive and totally brilliant!


    My opinion Better than rio or Tokyo


      @Felipe my opinion ok


      @PastPresented my opinion

    • PastPresented

      @Felipe Nope

    • Felipe

      You must be kidding

  • deep x
    deep x

    add some vfx

  • Hani Anastasha
    Hani Anastasha

    What a peaceful life we had 9 yrs ago

  • Japman Rehal
    Japman Rehal

    Beautiful capturing, scenery and music

  • 🐿️hohyeonmi

    how can watch match officials

  • Sachith Lokugamage
    Sachith Lokugamage


  • dor zeilik
    dor zeilik


  • Nikhil Mudaliar
    Nikhil Mudaliar

    12,800 "miles"? Is London in England or the US lol

    • PastPresented

      In addition to being carried (mostly by air) from Olympia in Greece, the flame was taken within easy travelling distance of almost everybody in the UK, and briefly to Dublin. [EDIT: In response to the quotation marks round "miles"- It was decided that changing every road-sign in Britain with distances or speeds on was too expensive, so the UK still uses miles on the roads, despite all the mapping being metric]

  • seerpou

    this is cultish

  • Scott Read
    Scott Read

    The UK really just went down the drain after the London 2012 Olympics. Nevertheless, videos such as this remind us of better days.

  • وصفات سهام الناجحة SomaCook
    وصفات سهام الناجحة SomaCook


  • Elliott Makin
    Elliott Makin

    Amazing . The essence and message of passing the torch over . The music the lighting - perfect 👍🏽

  • Valll L
    Valll L


  • John Munro
    John Munro

    I remember being so emotional watching this. It really was magical. So much has changed since those days. My country never felt more United 🤩.... Now it's never felt more divided.😞 But pink Floyd during the fireworks though 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

  • Martina2497 wta
    Martina2497 wta

    Don’t burn yourself Naomi. What a beautiful moment nonetheless. Favourite Olympic moment of all time.

  • darkbendover

    this olympics is a joke. look what they did to taiwan.

  • The costfree
    The costfree

    Usain bolt ⚡ at the end epic!



  • Siv

    Covid19 prédiction

  • Mangala Fernando
    Mangala Fernando




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  • Vighnesh Sankaran
    Vighnesh Sankaran


  • mahesa rendy
    mahesa rendy

    Kalo obornya di tiup di penjara kali yak. Kali aja ada yg iseng..

  • 09bikerman1

    What a thrilling moment.. so so wonderful

  • Ibtissam Doubri
    Ibtissam Doubri

    Vive le Maroc

  • david d
    david d

    Celebrating humanities oneness by culmination of waste instead of saving thousands of lives with the millions of dollars...golden.

    • PastPresented

      But what if spending that money on promoting peace prevented thousands of deaths which would have resulted directly or indirectly from armed conflict?

  • Letra

    It feels like a Harry Potter movie in real life.

    • Lockhart _
      Lockhart _

      Also hunger games

    • Ananya Dileep
      Ananya Dileep

      Me tooo

  • simunator

    it's the camera flashes that gets me going

  • Mark Gibson-Penman
    Mark Gibson-Penman

    The greatest show on earth and the most beautiful cauldron ever made! Well done London!

  • Angel's Ruby
    Angel's Ruby

    Imagine if he actually dropped it

  • raydn2323

    How are the ratings ?

    • PastPresented

      What sort of ratings?

  • D283JDSK

    This might be the best Olympic opening ceremony that will ever happen.

    • D283JDSK

      /has ever happened

  • I am Smart too
    I am Smart too

    All the Best india 🇮🇳

  • Mohammed #
    Mohammed #

    I thought this was Tokyo Olympics for a second lol

  • Rico Seis
    Rico Seis

    Too bad... you can't go back. You now have a pool. Enjoy

  • Fannie Pailagao
    Fannie Pailagao

    I've always wanted to join to olympics but I wasnt that lucky for the opportunity

  • Scoobz

    Imagine tripping and the flame goes out. 😭

  • John Rae Guimbungan
    John Rae Guimbungan

    Peeta Mellarck

  • Virginia Douglas
    Virginia Douglas

    No face mask hmmmmmmm

  • Don Kurdi
    Don Kurdi

    I don't understand. Nominated for what? And by who?

    • PastPresented

      Nominated to take responsibility for the future, by the people (Olympic champions) responsible for the past.

  • Jason Eyermann
    Jason Eyermann

    This reminds me of the scene from Superman when he blows out the torch

  • Ili


  • Reza Alwinsyah
    Reza Alwinsyah


  • Anthony Goodley
    Anthony Goodley

    fire, Fire FIRE 🔥🔥🔥

  • Xhetri un
    Xhetri un


  • Pak Samnang
    Pak Samnang

    My lord, way too awesome 👏

  • Salmon Sulaymonzoda
    Salmon Sulaymonzoda


  • Salmon Sulaymonzoda
    Salmon Sulaymonzoda

    Olğa Uzbekistan

  • Obed Bhiziki
    Obed Bhiziki

    London 2012 was the peak of the Olympics

  • Julman Juman Australia
    Julman Juman Australia


  • Primitive Technology VannaKH
    Primitive Technology VannaKH

    Fantastic ♥️🥰

  • Margareth Salonoy
    Margareth Salonoy


  • CartoonCrazy94

    It's so sad seeing this and comparing this to Japan now. No crowds, political arguments and drugs are plaguing these games. What a different world we had 9 short years ago.

  • RYG

    I was disappointed especially after what they showed in Rio and some fav character for the opening ceremonies

  • •

    I miss 2012


    Freakishly weirdest Olympic opening ceremony I have ever watched

  • Rany Anggraeni
    Rany Anggraeni


  • Thornee Rose
    Thornee Rose

    It was just so Wowwww😍😍😍 Goosebumps all over🥰😍

    • prakash patil patil
      prakash patil patil


  • Bilqis Marino
    Bilqis Marino


  • Blue Dude
    Blue Dude

    I was wondering why there was so much people there, turns out it was 2012 opening



  • Shahzad R
    Shahzad R

    Why did they repost this now? I swear it looks like some of u think this is this year


    korang salah bukak video kan?..

  • Ilham Maulana
    Ilham Maulana

    TOBE FLY HIGH!!!!!

  • _larryfisherman

    Too bad they aren't paid enough...

  • Sterling Lowery
    Sterling Lowery

    Pain is temporary, and glory last forever.

  • Sterling Lowery
    Sterling Lowery

    The grandest stage of them all.

  • Marko's Fragile Ego Audits
    Marko's Fragile Ego Audits

    Better opening than this year.

  • Anthony Prasi
    Anthony Prasi

    Just wow Fabulous ❤️😍😘

  • dzhellek

    9:12 Brain damage? They're playing brain damage. Odd choice, even if you limit it to Pink Floyd.

  • Call Me Cal
    Call Me Cal

    I think it’s time to cancel the Olympics. Smh it’s teaching kids to run with fire that is def a cancelable offense

  • Fadi Tounsi
    Fadi Tounsi


  • Valerie Selau
    Valerie Selau

    It's one of the best of the best ever in the history of the Olympics in any country in the world. London 2012 is the best. ❤️🔥

    • unbroken1010

      Ritual humiliation at it's finest for predictive programming and cv

  • WIN Channel
    WIN Channel

    Semangat Terus Indonesia🇮🇩

  • ujiha hitachi
    ujiha hitachi

    congrats japan to start olympics tokyo 2021..

  • Cute Mini
    Cute Mini

    Wow, what a novelty

  • Kim jenny Belford
    Kim jenny Belford

    Thanks for watching 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Connor CHUCK Norris
    Connor CHUCK Norris


  • randy

    People do not care about these events anymore

  • Logan Roark
    Logan Roark

    This is one of the things the aliens should see once humanity goes extinct. They won’t be able to understand what’s going on, or what’s being said; but I’m sure they’ll be able to understand the beauty of it.

    • Sungod

      @Karen Z lay off the drugs for awhile

    • Kate katey
      Kate katey


  • Gemma P
    Gemma P

    Wow the evil eye strikes again

  • ToasterBrain

    I love how Pagan it was. Hits my soul.

  • Gum

    Way back 2012 im watching this in live i was like ":O" for 10 mins

  • Free TikTok Promo
    Free TikTok Promo


  • 0°'sNorth

    the cherry on top was the music and fireworks till end of vid just bam!

  • El Doctorado Carlos
    El Doctorado Carlos

    Dominican Republic

  • T-Virus Terrance
    T-Virus Terrance

    Hello, Humans. Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in 1911, which drew more visitors to see the empty space than the actual painting. TERRANCE OUT

  • dieter rosswag
    dieter rosswag

    Tears in my eyes. Makes me remember 1936 or so

  • Vishal Srivastava
    Vishal Srivastava

    Spectacular Event ....... Applausible work by JAPAN 🇯🇵 Love from INDIA 🇮🇳

  • iceberg789

    olympic 2021 opened and there was no news coverage, no hype anywhere , what the world has come to...... !!

  • Ralph Miranda
    Ralph Miranda

    Ffs , it took me 4.5 minutes to realise this is the 2012 olympics.

    • John Rae Guimbungan
      John Rae Guimbungan

      You are a certified dyslexic

  • Diçe

    The state of the atmosphere in that stadium 😍

  • SJ XN
    SJ XN

    This was the worst cauldron lighting I've ever seen. Oosaka Naomi just looked lifeless and fed up, as if she was doing the world a favour by being there.

    • Snapplegu

      Well she shouldn't be there she's an American first and foremost and can't even speak Japanese.

  • Donna Wilson-Johnson
    Donna Wilson-Johnson

    yes igniting the witches brew

  • بانقتوايس افضل فرقة عندك مانع لا سمح الله
    بانقتوايس افضل فرقة عندك مانع لا سمح الله

    l wish they use twice songs like always