The choreographer of a tribute to London bombing victims said he is "disheartened and disappointed" because NBC cut the performance in the opening ceremony's American broadcast, BBC News said.
Akram Khan was asked by opening ceremony artistic director Danny Boyle to design a portion of the ceremony with a mortality theme, BBC News said.
The tribute included photos of the bombing victims, some who's family attended the open ceremony, BBC News said.
NBC said that it was unaware the portion of the ceremony was in reference to the attacks, Huffington Post said.
A Ryan Seacrest interview with swimmer Michael Phelps aired durning the American broadcast instead of Khan's tribute, Huffington Post said.