The day began in the Olympic Village with the opening ceremony.
It was a spectacular affair, complete with music, fireworks and a performance by The Band.
But it wasn’t all music and fireworks.
As part of the opening ceremonies, the Games’ official mascot, a giant dog, was unleashed onto the London landscape.
After being released, the dog, named Dixie, walked along the Mall.
“You can see the fireworks,” the Olympic Organiser’s Office said on Twitter.
Dixie was a big hit on social media, with people posting photos of themselves with her.
But what if they didn’t have a camera?
The London 2012 mascot has been released from the Olympic Park.
Here he is with the fans.
https://t.co/8z2f9Wp2oT pic.twitter.com/l3K8x8g1fC — Olympic (@Olympic) July 10, 2018 DivaDiva is the official mascot for the Olympics and he was released from Olympic Park at 6.30pm on July 11.
DivaLuvMe was the first London 2012 mascots to release from the stadium.
He made his debut in October last year and was the mascot for London 2012’s Closing Ceremony.
He was spotted dancing on the Mall in the hours before the opening and Closing Ceremonies, with the official Twitter account (@London2012) announcing that he was on his way.
The first London mascots to be released from London 2012 are DivasDiva and DivaLovMe.
Both were released from a press conference in the London Stadium by Olympic Organisers on Monday night.
“We’re delighted to have him in the Games and we are looking forward to welcoming him back to the streets for our Closing Ceremos on Wednesday,” the official Olympic Twitter account tweeted.
At a press briefing on Tuesday, London Organisers said the mascot would return to the Stadium on Wednesday night, but the Olympic organisers were unsure of his exact arrival.
“It’s a matter of when,” said one of the organisers.
“We don’t know if he’s going to be in the Stadium, whether he’s in the Mall, and whether he’ll be with us at the Olympic Closing Ceremes.”
DVJ, the official London 2012 logo, was released by the organisers for the first time, making its official debut in the stadium’s Millennium Hall.
He was released on Tuesday afternoon after a brief press conference, where the organisers said he had been released on his own recognisability and was free to roam.DVJs release has been hailed as a huge win for the mascot.
He has a huge following on social networks and has also been praised for his ‘tough guy’ image.
But he has also caused controversy on Twitter, with many calling for him to be banned from the London Olympics and calling him a racist.DVC, who has more than 3.6 million followers, has become a controversial figure, with his tweets often criticised by people who feel he is a racist and a sexist.
Some people have also been outraged that he has become the first official mascot to be released, despite being banned from attending the Opening Ceremony and Closing ceremonies.
Diva, a black man, was banned from London Olympics opening ceremony after it was discovered he wore a hooded sweatshirt with a white supremacist slogan.
The London Olympic mascots are DVC and DVVJ.
Both were released from press conference.
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