The games of the 28th summer olympiad returned to the birthplace of the Olympics - Athens, Greece. The games ran from August 13 to 29th 2004. Athens hosted 11,099 athletes, the largest ... See full summary »
Features celebrity personalities reading through the safety procedures for flying BA and encouraging people to donate to Comic Relief by putting loose change in any currency into the Flying Start envelope.
It had originally been planned for "James Bond" and "the Queen" as skydivers to land inside the stadium. However, the amount of cables and wires crossing the top of the arena for aerial performers, cameras, and set (such as the Olympic Rings or chimneys) made a clear, safe landing impossible. The skydivers had to alternatively land just outside of the stadium before the cameras cut to the Queen in the audience. See more »