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QUOTED: a pair of Toronto Olympians describe what it’s like at the 2012 Summer Games opening ceremony

(Image: Nick Webb)

Pretty spectacular and unfathomable!

Beach volleyballer and native Torontonian Josh Binstock, on how he felt about the very English, sometimes odd and often comical spectacle produced by director Danny Boyle to open the London 2012 Olympic Games. According to trampoliner Karen Cockburn, who’s hoping to win her fourth Olympic medal, the ceremony marks the turning point between anticipation and action: “You get that magical feeling that it’s real now and I’m here. I get excited every time!” We feel exactly the same way.