From recorded music by Elton John and Muse, to videos featuring Hollywood stars like Charlize Theron, to live sports commentary provided through earphones, organizers are promising to enhance the experience for spectators at the London Olympics.
Exactly one month before the July 27 opening of the games, organizers announced a series of measures Wednesday to inform and entertain fans inside and outside the venues.
For the first time at a Summer Games, spectators will be able to listen to live commentary and analysis via earphones -- a service particularly tailored to sports in which a number of events are happening simultaneously. The wireless devices will cost 10 pounds ($15).
''With athletics or gymnastics, there is so much going on at one time,'' said Debbie Jevans, sports director of organizing committee LOCOG. ''In-ear commentary can enhance that and direct the spectator in the stadium to let them know what's going on.''
LOCOG has also produced videos that will be shown befo...