‘London’s Calling’: Front pages ring in Olympics 2012

Most of the world’s Saturday front pages featured the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Below are nine of the most special covers from the United Kingdom, three front pages from the United States and three from other countries. The pages appear courtesy of the Newseum and of Kiosko.net. Some pages have been cropped.

Front page appears courtesy of Kiosko.net.

Front page of the Times of London appears courtesy of the Newseum.
Front page appears courtesy of Kiosko.net.
This front page from a Czechoslovakian paper shows the Queen parachuting in to the opening ceremonies after being escorted by James Bond/Daniel Craig (courtesy of the Newseum).
This front page from Bogota, Colombia, shows the ceremony’s depiction of the industrial revolution (courtesy of the Newseum).
This front page from Lisbon, Portugal, appears courtesy of the Newseum.
Front page appears courtesy of Kiosko.net.
Front page appears courtesy of Kiosko.net.
Front page appears courtesy of Kiosko.net.
Front page appears courtesy of Kiosko.net.
Front page appears courtesy of the Newseum.
Front page appears courtesy of the Newseum.
Front page appears courtesy of the Newseum.
Front page appears courtesy of the Newseum.
Front page appears courtesy of Kiosko.net.

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  • http://www.poynter.org Poynter

    Hi, Dan. I too thought it was “London Calling”, but in this case I was quoting the headlines, which used “London’s Calling.” — Julie Moos, Director of Poynter Online

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=749911534 Anonymous

    no front pages from Communist China, host of the 2008 Olympics, If have one, do add.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=749911534 Anonymous

    Always wondered, after seeing the headline above: should it be LONDON CALLING or LONDON’s CALLING? I always heard it as LONDON CALLING. no? as in ”the phrase alludes to the BBC World Service’s station identification: “This is London calling” — that was used during World War II, often in broadcasts to occupied countries. so the phrase LONDON CALLING is the one I usually use. What says the copy desk? I am curious…