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The name’s Majesty, Her Majesty: Queen joins in the fun as she ‘parachutes’ into the Opening Ceremony from Bond’s helicopter – and appears before cheering crowd with hair looking a little ruffled
- Queen make spectacular appearance in simulated helicopter arrival with James Bond star Daniel Craig
- Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins started the Opening Ceremony by ringing the giant Olympic Bell
- Rowan Atkinson joins the orchestra as Mr Bean for a comedy skit
- The audience have been handed 3D glasses and every seat has a magic wand with it
- Red Arrows fly past the stadium leaving trail of red, white and blue vapour at 20:12 exactly
The Queen made a seemingly spectacular entrance to the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony this evening by dropping in from a helicopter by parachute accompanied by James Bond.
The surreal sequence followed a short film featuring James Bond actor Daniel Craig soaring across the streets of London before the pair apparently took the plunge.
Stuntmen dressed in a tuxedo and a peach-coloured dress really made the leap using Union Jack parachutes, and the Queen accompanied by Prince Philip then emerged and took their seat in the Royal Box.
Spectacular entrance: A stuntman portraying the Queen tumbles out of a helicopter high above the Olympic Stadium before unfurling a Union Jack
In a pre-filmed sketche, Daniel Craig, in character as James Bond, prepares to leap with the Queen
After appearing in the stadium, looking dishevelled, a disgruntled-looking Queen adjusts herself and then takes her seat in the VIP area
Some details of the Bond stunt had emerged in advance of tonight’s £27 million opening ceremony – the brainchild of Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle.
But the Queen’s role – played to perfection – still left the audience awe-struck and delighted both in the stadium and around the world.
‘The Queen made herself more accessible then ever before,’ Boyle said earlier today.
David Beckham ‘drives’ the torch up the River Thames in a Speedboat, past Tower Bridge
Forged in steel mills in the centre of the stadium, the Olympic Rings rise above the crowd
The Olympic rings are illuminated with pyrotechnics as they are raised above the stadium during the Opening Ceremony
Sparks fly as the five rings are then joined to form the famous Olympic symbol
Earlier, Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins rang the giant bell which marked the start of the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Wearing a yellow jersey Wiggins, fresh from his victory as the first British man to win the tour, was greeted with cheers at the Olympic Park.
It was the dramatic start of a breathtaking spectacular capturing the best of Britain to launch the long-awaited games as the eyes of the world turned on London.
Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins opens the Olympic Opening Ceremony by ringing a giant bell
The cycling ace worse a replica of his famous Tour de France yellow jersey as he was introduced to the 70,000 strong crowd in the Olympic Stadium
The £27 million opening ceremony started simply with the Olympic Stadium turned into a meadow, a green and pleasant land.
On the real grass covering the bowl of the stadium there were hills, a cottage and people enjoying an idyllic version of British life.
The world’s largest harmonically-tuned bell, weighing 23 tonnes and measuring two metres tall and three metres wide, rang inside the stadium to start a
Shakespeare-inspired spectacle featuring 900 children from the six east London host boroughs.
The bell, produced by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, is inscribed with a quote from The Tempest’s Caliban: ‘Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises’.
Giant smoke stacks appeared out of the centre of the stadium, as the Green and Pleasant Land was replaced with a stark industrial landscape
Actors dressed as the Beatles’ from their Sergeant Pepper album marched around the stadium
They were joined by real Chelsea Pensioners
Rowan Atkinson in his role as Mr Bean takes part in an Opening Ceremony sketch
Actresses dressed as Mary Poppins float above the stadium, clinging onto umbrellas
Children perform on trampolines as dancers play Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital staff
The Queen is applauded by other dignitaries after making her arrival in the Olympic Stadium
The Red Arrows aerobatic display team fly over the Olympic Stadium at 8:12pm prior to the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games
The Red Arrows fly past as a giant clock countdowns to the start of the Opening Ceremony
Worldwide audience: More than a billion people around the world are expected to watch the historic event
Opening night: The organisers have promised the show will be spectacular
The bell stood at one end of the stadium in Stratford, east London, while at the opposite end a version of Glastonbury Tor – a holy hill in south west England – was topped off with a giant oak.
A huge waterwheel stood parallel with the 100 metre finish line where, in just a week’s time, the fastest men in the world will race to be named Olympic champion.
Oscar winner Boyle, the man responsible for the the remarkable transformation of the stadium where the athletics will take place, said: “Tonight’s a warm-up act for the Games.
“That’s one of the things you have to keep remembering.
“You big it up for different reasons, and you hear it bigged up or slammed or whatever it is and you’ve got to keep remembering we’re the warm-up act.”
As warm up acts go, it was hot.
A digital 10-second countdown flashed on to the crowd, with balloons popping on each number, and the ceremony began.
Weather-beaten fans improvise as rain begins to fall on the Olympic Stadium ahead of the Opening Ceremony
Umbrellas appear throughout the stadium as heavy rain falls in East London
High in the sky: An aerial view of the stadium shows the presence the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London
The five Olympic rings, attached to four balloons, were released and floated up into the sky, set to reach the stratosphere by the end of the ceremony.
In the stadium, all was still in the idyllic countryside setting.
Children played on the meadow and sports took place on the village green, before a single child’s voice sang out the words to Danny Boy.
Sir Kenneth Branagh, dressed as Isambard Kingdom Brunel, entered the scene reciting Caliban’s speech from Shakespeare’s The Tempest as some 62,000 spectators saw Boyle’s spectacular Isles of Wonder unveil.
In sharp contrast, the pounding of the drums began, ushering in Britain’s industrial revolution as the stadium darkened and the atmosphere changed.
Pandemonium broke out, with the peaceful countryside torn to pieces as the age of industry sprouted from the ground, with banging so loud the audience felt their seats vibrate.
A cast of hundreds swarmed on to the centre of the arena as the darker, grimier, urban landscape emerged, with giant smoking chimneys rising up from the ground.
Suddenly, everything stopped as silence descended for a moment to remember the fallen.
A poppy field was revealed at one side of the stadium as a sense of calm prevailed while the audience stood to remember the dead.
But the scene was soon swallowed up in a hive of activity.
Chelsea Pensioners, suffragettes, Jarrow marchers and a band wearing the brightly-coloured Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s uniform joined the parade.
All the while the massive cast of drummers danced and beat out the music in unison.
Four giant rings started to hover and descend from the sky while another rose up from the ground to meet them in mid-air before all five burst into flames.
As they enter the stadium, ticketholders are greeted by England’s ‘Green and Pleasant Land’ the starting point of Danny Boyle’s Opening Ceremony extravaganza
Animals, including geese take to the stage against a backdrop of artificial clouds and a giant water wheel during the opening ceremony
Performers in costume gather on the field with animals before before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games
The darkness inside the stadium was broken by the sound of Handel, which heralded the Queen’s arrival.
A fanfare played and music harked back to the Battle of Britain, while stadium spotlights strobed across the night sky.
Then the familiar sound of the James Bond theme blasted out, while bright lights turned the banks of spectators in to panels of red, white and blue.
After the Bond coup de theatre, prime ministers, presidents, US First Lady Michelle Obama, International Olympic Committee executives and spectators stood as the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh accompanied IOC president Jacques Rogge into the stadium.
The Royal Navy, Army and Air Force raised the Union Flag, as the National Anthem rang out from Kaos, a singing choir for deaf and hard of hearing children.
A vigorously upbeat tone greeted hundreds of dancing nurses and their young patients on 320 luminous hospital beds in a celebration of the National Health Service.
Staff and patients from the world-famous Great Ormond Street Hospital (Gosh) were given a special cheer as the hospital’s name was spelt out by the beds.
Musician Mike Oldfield played Tubular Bells as one young girl read beneath the bedsheets in a tribute to the world of children’s literature.
In a rare public appearance, Harry Potter author JK Rowling started the tale of JM Barrie’s Peter Pan as Boyle’s “Second to the right, and straight on ’til morning” segment got under way.
Performers play cricket during the Opening Ceremony pre-show
Baddies from Britain’s best-loved children’s books, including Captain Hook, Cruella de Vil and Lord Voldemort, threatened the stage but were quickly banished by a troupe of Mary Poppins-type characters who descended from the skies.
The giant wizard deflated and the nightmare was over as a lullaby swept over the scene.
Then a giant baby, nestling safely under cover, fell asleep.
The London Symphony Orchestra played a tribute to the British film industry with a performance of the Chariots of Fire theme, the 1981 Oscar-winning film based on the Olympic story of British athletes Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams.
A two-up two-down house was the start of the ceremony’s love story featuring Frankie and June, a teenage girl getting ready for a Saturday night out.
A lost phone led to their budding romance, which was pursued through nightclubs playing music from the 1960s to today.
Some of Britain’s best-loved songs, from Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody to Underworld’s Born Slippy and Tinie Tempah’s Pass Out, encapsulate each era.
The giant Olympic Bell strikes an imposing figure at the end of the stadium. The bell will ring during the show, marking the start of the Games
Clouds hover overhead as the Olympic Stadium fills with eager ticketholders
Showcase: Three young people in the crowd try out their 3D glasses at the Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium
All partygoers were invited back to the house where Tim Berners-Lee, the Briton who invented the World Wide Web, was at his keyboard.
The sentiment behind the opening ceremony appeared in giant black and white letters across the stadium audience: “This is for everyone.”
A memorial wall on the stadium screens was one of the touching moments of the ceremony, showing images of spectators’ loved ones who have passed away, including the late fathers of Boyle and Olympics supremo Lord Coe.
Dancers dressed in red, representing the struggle between life and death, were picked out by a spotlight in the darkness of the stadium as the clear powerful vocals of Emeli Sande pierced the air with Abide With Me.
Sir Chris Hoy, Britain’s flagbearer, joined athletes from the 204 competing Olympic nations as they smiled and waved during their moment in the spotlight.
Representing the doves traditionally released at the Games to signal peace, 75 cyclists, complete with white wings, circled the stadium before one flew away.
Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys played “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor” before Lord Coe took to the stage with Rogge.
After brief speeches, the Queen declared the 30th Olympiad officially open.
Let the Games begin!
Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge take in the pre-show after arriving at the Opening Ceremony
Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor get into the festive spirit, while director Danny Boyle addresses the 70,000 audience members inside the stadium
Performers in period costume as nurses pose as they arrive for the Opening Ceremony
All creatures great and small: Performers, human and animal, get into position for the start of the Opening Ceremony
Supporting Team GB: Spectators adorned with with the Union Jack flags pose in the Olympic Park prior to the start of the ceremony
Ready, steady, go!: Crowds start to arrive in Stratford shortly after 5, ahead of the Opening Ceremony tonight
Buzzing: The first audience members to arrive get a glimpse of the Olympic Stadium. A thick throng of people has already assembled at the Olympic Park more than two hours before the Opening Ceremony is scheduled to begin
Early birds are being allowed entry into the park, but they’ll have to wait before they can take their seats for the big show
Audience members will be joined in the Olympic Stadium by hundreds of high-profile guests including Michelle Obama, David Cameron and The Royal Family, as well as hundreds of foreign officials and celebrities
Crowds pour through the Olympic Park as audience members start to fill the stadium
Oh look the Yanks have got there first: Ryan Musgrave of Chicago holds up a U.S. flag
The world gathers in Stratford: Fans from Ethiopia, draped in their country’s flag arrive for the Opening Ceremony
U-S-A! U-S-A!: American visitors wear the stars spangled banner with pride on hats, t-shirts and even sunglasses as excitement builds in the Olympic Park
Costume contest: A Brazilian and a Brit compete for the most creative Opening Ceremony costume in the Olympic Park
An excited British fan is among the first to arrive in the stadium. Each audience member will find a Cadbury’s chocolate bar and a interactive wand under their seat
Last minute nerves?: Opening Ceremony director Danny Boyle joins Locog chairman Sebastian Coe at a press conference today
Strict operations: A group of police officers gather together outside the Olympics stadium in Stratford, east London, and take security instructions from a senior policeman in plain clothes
Two officers stand guard outside a bus station in Stratford where thousands of people will be arriving throughout the course of the evening while two more PCs patrol the soaked streets around the stadium
Officers wait on a street outside the Olympics stadium as the final preparations for the event are put in place. There are added tensions after security blunders by G4S
Rain clouds hovered worryingly close to east London at 5pm today. Guests and organisers are praying Stratford stays dry tonight as the Opening Ceremony approaches
Rain seemed certain to threaten the Olympic Ceremony and looks like disrupting the start of the Games.
MeteoGroup forecaster Aisling Creevey said there was a lot of unsettled weather on the way, with the jet stream ‘flinging’ weather systems towards the UK.
‘What’s happening is the jet stream is moving south and there’s an ‘upper low’ – low pressure in the mid atmosphere – which is bringing quite a mobile weather pattern with fronts moving through and showers.’
But she said: ‘I don’t think it’s going to be as unsettled as it was.
‘The last we had was very widespread, but this particular spell of unsettled weather is quite mobile, just affecting different areas at different times.’
She said Scotland and the south west were likely to see the worst of the rainy weather, with the potential for some heavy, thundery showers across Scotland.
But the weather would not be as disruptive as the last period of wet conditions, which saw flooding across many parts of the UK.
As Olympic sporting events get going in earnest over the next few days, the picture is mixed in London and the south, with drier weather conditions on Saturday and Monday, but the possibility of frequent showers on Sunday.
The wet weather is likely to hit northern areas first and then spread south, and by Wednesday, it will be unsettled everywhere.
But tonight’s opening ceremony is expected to escape the rain.
London will be most at at risk of rain during the morning and early afternoon, but experts said the showers should have cleared by 9pm.
WHO TO WATCH OUT FOR: ALL 205 FLAG-BEARERS AT TONIGHT’S OLYMPIC OPENING CEREMONY
1. Greece, Alexandros Nikolaidis, Taekwondo, male
2. Afghanistan, Nesar Ahmad Bahawi, Taekwondo, male
3. Albania, Romela Begaj, Weightlifting, female
4. Algeria, Abdelhafid Benchabla, Boxing, male
5. American Samoa, Ching Wei, Aquatics, male
6. Andorra, Joan Tomas Roca, Shooting, male
7. Angola, Antonia Moreira, Judo, female
8. Antigua and Barbuda, Daniel Bailey, Athletics, male
9. Argentina, Luciana Aymar, Hockey, female
10. Armenia, Arman Yeremyan, Taekwondo, male
11. Aruba, Jemal Le Grand, Aquatics, male
12. Australia, Lauren Jackson, Basketball, female
13. Austria, Markus Rogan, Aquatics, male
14. Azerbaijan, Elnur Mammadli, female
15. Bahamas, Chris Brown, Athletics, male
16. Bahrain, Azza Alqasimi, Shooting, female
17. Bangladesh, Rahman Md Mahfizur, Aquatics, male
18. Barbados, Ryan Brathwaite, Athletics, male
19. Belarus, Max Mirnyi, Tennis, male
20. Belgium, Tia Hellebaut, Athletics, female
21. Belize, Kenneth Medwood, Athletics, male
22. Benin, Jacob Gnahoui, Judo, male
23. Bermuda, Alexander Kirkland, Sailing, male
24. Bhutan, Sherab Zam, Archery, female
25. Bolivia, Karen Milenka Torrez Guzman, Aquatics, female
26. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Amel Mekic, Judo, male
27. Botswana, Amantle Montsho, Athletics, female
28. Brazil, Rodrigo Pessoa, Equestrian, male
29. British Virgin Islands, Tahesia Harrigan-Scott, Athletics, female
30. Brunei Darussalam, Maziah Mahusin, Athletics, female
31. Bulgaria, Iordan Iovtchev, Gymnastics, male
32. Burkina Faso, Severine Nebie, Judo, female
33. Burundi, Diane Nukuri, Athletics, female
34. Cambodia, Davin Sorn, Taekwondo, female
35. Cameroon, Annabel Laure Ali, Wrestling, female
36. Canada, Simon Whitfield, Triathlon, male
37. Cape Verde, Adysangela Moniz, Judo, female
38. Cayman Islands, Kemar Hyman, Athletics, male
39. Central African Republic, Seulki Kang, Taekwondo, female
40. Chad, Carine Ngarlemdana, Judo, female
41. Chile, Denisse Van Lamoen, Archery, female
42. China, Yi Jianlian, Basketball, male
43. Colombia, Mariana Pajon, Cycling, female
44. Comoros, Feta Ahamada, Athletics, female
45. Congo, Lorene Bazolo, Athletics, female
46. Cook Islands, Helema Williams, Sailing, female
47. Costa Rica, Gabriela Trana, Athletics, female
48. Ivory Coast, Ben Youssef Meite, Athletics, male
49. Croatia, Venio Losert, Handball, male
50. Cuba, Mijain Lopez Nunez, Wrestling, male
51. Cyprus, Marcos Baghdatis, Tennis, male
52. Czech Republic, Petr Koukal, Badminton, male
53. North Korea, Pak Song-chol, Athletics, Male
54. Congo, Zatara Mande Ilunga, Athletics, male
55. Denmark, Kim Wraae, Canoe-Kayak, male
56. Djibouti, Zourah Ali, Athletics, female
57. Dominica, Erison Hurtault, Athletics, male
58. Dominican Republic, Yulis Mercedes Reyes, Taekwondo, male
59. Ecuador, Cesar De Cesare, Canoe-Kayak, male
60. Egypt, Hesham Mesbah, Judo, male
61. El Salvador, Evelyn Garcia, Cycling, female
62. Equatorial Guinea, Bibiana Martina, Athletics, female
63. Eritrea, Weynay Ghebresilasie, Athletics, male
64. Estonia, Aleksander Tammert, Athletics, male
65. Ethiopia, Yanet Seyoum, Aquatics, female
66. Fiji, Josateki Naulu, Judo, male
67. Finland, Hanna-Maria Seppala, Aquatics, female
68. Macedonia, Marko Blazhevski, Aquatics, male
69. France, Laura Flessel-Colovic, Fencing, female
70. Gabon, Rudy Zang Milama, Athletics, female
71. Gambia, Suwaibou Sanneh, Athletics, male
72. Georgia, Nino Salukvadze, Shooting, female
73. Germany, Natascha Keller, Hockey, female
74. Ghana, Maxwell Amponsah, Boxing, male
75. Grenada, Kirani James, Athletics, male
76. Guam, Maria McQueen Dunn, Wrestling, female
77. Guatemala, Juan Ignacio Maegli, Sailing, male
78. Guinea, Facinet Keita, Judo, male
79. Guinea-Bissau, Augusto Midana, Wrestling, male
80. Guyana, Winston George, Athletics, male
81. Haiti, Linouse Desravine, Judo, female
82. Honduras, Ronald Bennett, Athletics, male
83. Hong Kong, Wai Sze Lee, Cycling, female
84. Hungary, Peter Biros, Aquatics, male
85. Iceland, Asdis Hjalmsdottir, Athletics, female
86. Independent Olympic Athletes, Brooklyn Kerlin, female
87. India, Sushil Kumar, Wrestling, male
88. Indonesia, Gede Sudartawa, Aquatics, male
89. Iran, Ali Mazaheri, Boxing, male
90. Iraq, Dana Abdul Razak, Athletics, female
91. Ireland, Katie Taylor, Boxing, female
92. Israel, Shahar Zubari, Sailing, male
93. Italy, Valentina Vezzali, Fencing, female
94. Jamaica, Usain Bolt, Athletics, male
95. Japan, Saori Yoshida, Wrestling, female
96. Jordan, Nadin Dawani, Taekwondo, female
97. Kazakhstan, Nurmakhan Tinaliyev, Wrestling, male
98. Kenya, Jason Dunford, Aquatics, male
99. Kiribati, David Katoatau, Weightlifting, male
100. South Korea, Yoon Kyung-Shin, Handball, male
101. Kuwait, Fehaid Aldeehani, Shooting, male
102. Kyrgyzstan, Chingiz Mamedov, Judo, male
103. Laos, Kilakone Siphonexay, Athletics, male
104. Latvia, Martins Plavins, Volleyball, male
105. Lebanon, Andrea Paoli, Taekwondo, female
106. Lesotho, Mamorallo Tjoka, Athletics, female
107. Liberia, Phobay Kutu-Akoi, Athletics, female
108. Libya, El-Gadi Sofyan, Aquatics, male
109. Liechtenstein, Stephanie Vogt, Tennis, female
110. Lithuania, Alekna Virgilijus, Athletics, male
111. Luxembourg, Marie Muller, Judo, female
112. Madagascar, Fetra Ratsimiziva, Judo, male
113. Malawi, Mike Tebulo, Athletics, male
114. Malaysia, Pandelela Rinong Pamg, Aquatics, female
115. Maldives, Mohamed Ajfan Rasheed, Badminton, male
116. Mali, Rahamatou Drame, Athletics, female
117. Malta, William Chetcuti, Shooting, male
118. Marshall Islands, Haley Nemra, Athletics, female
119. Mauritania, Jidou El Moctar, Athletics, male
120. Mauritius, Natacha Rigobert, Volleyball, female
121. Mexico, Maria Del Rosario Espinoza, Taekwondo, female
122. Micronesia, Manuel Minginfel, Weightlifting, male
123. Moldova, Dan Olaru, Archery, male
124. Monaco, Angelique Trinquier, Aquatics, female
125. Mongolia, Ser-Od Bat-Ochir, Athletics, male
126. Montenegro, Srdjan Mrvaljevic, Judo, male
127. Morocco, Wiam Dislam, Taekwondo, female
128. Mozambique, Kurt Couto, Athletics, male
129. Myanmar, Zaw Win Thet, Athletics, male
130. Namibia, Gaby Diana Ahrens, Shooting, female
131. Nauru, Itte Detenamo, Weightlifting, male
132. Nepal, Prasiddha Jung Shah, Aquatics, male
133. Netherlands, Dorian Van Rijsselberge, Sailing, male
134. New Zealand, Nick Willis, Athletics, male
135. Nicaragua, Osmar Bravo Amador, Boxing, male
136. Niger, Hima Moustapha Abdoulaye, Boxing, male
137. Nigeria, Sinivie Boltic, Wrestling, male
138. Norway, Mira Veras Larsen, Canoe-Kayak, female
139. Oman, Ahmed Al-Hatmi, Shooting, male
140. Pakistan, Sohail Abbas, Hockey, male
141. Palau, Rodman Teltull, Athletics, male
142. Palestine, Maher Abu Rmilah, Judo, male
143. Panama, Irving Saladino, Athletics, male
144. Papua New Guinea, Toea Wisil, Athletics, female
145. Paraguay, Benjamin Hockin Brusquetti, Aquatics, male
146. Peru, Gladys Tejeda, Athletics, female
147. Philippines, Hidilyn Diaz, Weightlifting, female
148. Poland, Agnieszka Radwanska, Tennis, female
149. Portugal, Telma Monteiro, Judo, female
150. Puerto Rico, Javier Culson, Athletics, male
151. Qatar, Bahya Mansour Al Hamad, Shooting, female
152. Romania, Horia Tecau, Tennis, male
153. Russia, Maria Sharapova, Tennis, female
154. Rwanda, Adrien Niyonshuti, Cycling, male
155. Saint Kitts and Nevis, Kim Collins, Athletics, male
156. Saint Lucia, Levern Spencer, Athletics, female
157. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Kineke Alexander, athletics, female
158. Samoa, Ele Opeloge, Weightlifting, female
159. San Marino, Alessandra Perilli, Shooting, female
160. Sao Tome and Principe, Lecabela Quaresma, Athletics, female
161. Saudi Arabia, Sultan Mubarak Al-Dawoodi, Athletics, male
162. Senegal, Hortance Diedhiou, Judo, female
163. Serbia, Novak Djokovic, Tennis, male
164. Seychelles, Dominic Dugasse, Judo, male
165. Sierra Leone, Ola Isata Sesay, Athletics, female
166. Singapore, Tianwei Feng, Table Tennis, female
167. Slovakia, Jozef Gonci, Shooting, male
168. Slovenia, Peter Kauzer, Canoe-Kayak, male
169. Solomon Islands, Jenly Tega Wini, Weightlifting, female
170. Somalia, Zamzam Mohamed Farah, Athletics, female
171. South Africa, Caster Semenya, Athletics, female
172. Spain, Pau Gasol, Basketball, male
173. Sri Lanka, Niluka Karunaratne, Badminton, male
174. Sudan, Ismail Ahmed Ismail, Athletics, male
175. Suriname, Chinyere Pigot, Aquatics, female
176. Swaziland, Luke Hall, Aquatics, male
177. Sweden, Rolf-Goran Bengtsson, Equestrian, male
178. Switzerland, Stanislas Wawrinka, Tennis, male
179. Syria, Majed Aldin Ghazal, Athletics, male
180. Taiwan, Shih-Chieh Chen, Weightlifting, male
181. Tajikistan, Mavzuna Chorieva, Boxing, female
182. Tanzania, Zakia Mrisho, Athletics, female
183. Thailand, Nuttapong Ketin, Athletics, male
184. Timor-Leste, Augusto Soares, Athletics, male
185. Togo, Benjamin Boukpeti, Canoe-Kayak, male
186. Tonga, Amini Fonua, Aquatics, male
187. Trinidad and Tobago, Marc Burns, Athletics, male
188. Tunisia, Heykel Megannem, Handball, male
189. Turkey, Neslihan Darnel, Volleyball, female
190. Turkmenistan, Serdar Hudayberdiyev, Boxing, male
191. Tuvalu, Tuau Lapua Lapua, Weightlifting, male
192. Uganda, Ganzi Mugula, Aquatics, male
193. Ukraine, Roman Gontiuk, Judo, male
194. United Arab Emirates, Saeed Almaktoum, Shooting, male
195. United States, Mariel Zagunis, Fencing, female
196. Uruguay, Rodolfo Collazo Tourn Rowing, male
197. Uzbekistan, Elshod Rasulov, Boxing, male
198. Vanuatu, Anolyn Lulu, Table Tennis, female
199. Venezuela, Fabiola Ramos, Table Tennis, female
200. Vietnam, Tien Nhat Nguyen, Fencing, male
201. U.S. Virgin Islands, Tabarie Henry, Athletics, male
202. Yemen, Tameem Mohammed Ahmed Al-Kubati, Taekwondo, male
203. Zambia, Prince Mumba, Athletics, male
204. Zimbabwe, Kirsty Coventry, Aquatics, female
205. Britain, Chris Hoy, Cycling, male