During the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics, Sir Tim had a clear message to share with the world – This is for everyone. One web.
From the press release:
His message sat at the heart of the ceremony, acting as the theme for the spectacular event. It also reminded viewers that while London 2012 is set to be the most social Games in history, 70% of the world’s population remains without access to the internet. Sir Tim Berners-Lee established the World Wide Web Foundation to overcome this, breaking down barriers to access in the Olympic spirit of collaboration across borders.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee said: “The values and achievements of the Olympics will be amplified by the World Wide Web. It will be like millions of digital torches carrying the spirit of the Games to every corner of the world. It is an honour to have played a part in the opening ceremony for such an inspiring and truly international event that will be remembered as the most connected Olympic Games in history”
View the full press release here.