London Olympics: 30 days to go

Last Updated: Jun 27, 2012, 10:21 AM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

London: With a month to go for London Games the torch will enter the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday as the city eagerly awaits the ‘greatest show on earth’ to unfold late July.

The 2012 London Olympics will open with a glimpse of the British countryside, past and present — from cows and sheep to meadow and mosh pit.

Oscar winning movie director Danny Boyle is at the helm of affairs dealing with the £27million opening gala to be held on 27th July that will be watched by a billion plus people.

Boyle had planned to keep the details of the opening ceremony secret but some of them have managed to make their way into the media.

Former Beatle Paul McCartney has revealed he will be the closing act and a pre-recorded segment has been filmed inside Buckingham Palace, reportedly involving Queen Elizabeth II who will officially open the games.

Media reports have confirmed that the Games are well on track to be the costliest ever with a projected cost of 8.4 billion pounds in real terms and at 101 per cent over budget.

Comparing total costs for all Games of the past 50 years, the London Olympics are projected to rank alongside Beijing, Barcelona and Montreal as the most expensive Games in history.

With Agencies