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British gymnastic to use Bond movie theme for Olympic routine

27-Jul-2012 • Bond News

Whatever happens, or does not happen, at tonight's opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, there will be at least one appearance of James Bond during the course of the Games.

Great Britain's Beth Tweddle says she wants to put on a rousing show for home fans at the Olympics, after revealing that her gymnastic floor routine will be sound tracked by Sir Paul McCartney's theme from the 1973 James Bond film "Live And Let Die".

Tweddle said she was motivated by the idea of putting on a patriotic performance in front of British fans, and explained that discussions with music label Apple, which owns the rights to the music, started in 2011.

"I wanted to make a big impression on the London public. It's in my home town. It took a while. Last year we started trying to apply to get the licence to be able to use the music and eventually they agreed to allow us to do it, as long as they heard the final version of the composition. They emailed prior to the Games to ask what day I'd be on, so that they could come and watch it. It's really nice that I've got something big and British, and hopefully a lot of the British crowd will get involved and clap along."

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