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Bejing to London

Posted on October 16, 2014 ยท Posted in Events

When London took over from Beijing as the next Olympic Games Host City in 2008, the UK needed a TV celebration where the public could begin the journey to 2012. Mike Gibbons built a team to deliver a UK programme of events at the Big Screen Live Sites; Handover Flags flown in 750 local authorities and a concert for 40,000 people outside Buckingham Palace.

A logistical challenge so that London does not come to a halt, managing an event team of specialist contractors, working with the BBC to design and deliver the concert and with sponsors to activate and pay for the event, this was London 2012′s signature moment in the UK at the same time as the Handover in the Birds Nest Stadium in Beijing.