London Olympics Opening Ceremony 2012

28th January 2017
London Olympic Games opening ceremony 2012

The Olympic Games is the world’s most foremost celebration of sport where more than 200 nations compete. The London 2012 Olympics was hosted for the third time in the UK; Carter Sullivan were given the privilege of supporting the development and preparation of the Olympic torch relay in the build up to the live opening ceremony.




The games required the installation of a UPS and bypass equipment to support the ignition system of the London 2012 Olympic Flame. With opening ceremony crowds reaching over 80,000 people and billions of viewers worldwide, impeccable design, installation and systems testing had to be met in order to offer the securest solution.




The flame needed to be supported in two separate locations; only a nine-hour time window was given to Carter Sullivan to support the contractor in the moving of the flame from its starting position at the opening ceremony, to its permanent position above the stands for the duration of the games.

To meet the demands of the project we designed and installed a solution that could be easily connected to the flame at the first location and transported quickly and safely to the second location.




As a testament to our vast experience in UPS systems we were considered and trusted to deliver such a high profile project for the 2012 Olympics. Our team met the tough demands of the brief ensuring the flame would be ignited without any issue by designing and implementing a secure UPS system.

“Working on such a high profile project was a fantastic opportunity for the business. To be involved in such an important part of any Olympic games would have been fantastic but for it to be in our own country made it so much more special.”

“Our design was meticulously planned and designed, something that was recognised when this high profile contract was awarded to us. It is a project everyone at Carter Sullivan will remember for many many years.” – Mark Anderson, Managing Director