Wasn't sure where to put chatter about the Opening and Closing Ceremonies since I know some people like to go unspoiled, so I started a new thread. If it should be somewhere else, can a kind admin move/combine?
Opening ceremony to feature a "country scene" with real farm animals.
The whole of the field of play in the stadium will be transformed into the rolling British countryside. Each of the four nations will be represented by their national flower: the rose of England, the thistle of Scotland, the daffodil of Wales and the flax from Northern Ireland.
Real farmyard animals will graze on the set: 12 horses, 3 cows, 2 goats, 10 chickens, 8 geese, 70 sheep and 3 sheepdogs