Honestly, I felt that the inclusion was the perfect nod to the Doctor. Those who know him have all immediately recognized his materialization. But to those who don’t know him, it was merely noise and not enough to warrant further thought. (I mean, all the companions come running from blocks away when the TARDIS lands in a city, yet no one else ever takes notice). Plus, The Doctor has never gone out of his way to grab the limelight. He (mostly) just observes. So I think that was Danny’s way of letting us, those in the know, know that the Doctor was indeed there, and that if he had to step in to stop any threat, then we will never have to know. Because that is the true Doctor, the silent guardian.
A really nice comment on this article mentioning the TARDIS noise during the Olympic Opening Ceremonies (via notdoingmywork)

TARDIS sound in London Olympics 2012

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TARDIS sound included in 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Whovians around the world are watching the Olympic Opening Ceremonies hoping that “Doctor Who” will be included. Held in London, the 2012 Summer Olympics have been eagerly awaited. Many British pop culture icons were included such as Benedict Cumberbatch, JK Rowling, Rowan Atkinson and even Mary Poppins. Fans were exuberant when, during the musical montage, there was distinctively the TARDIS sound included.

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From Doctor Who Series 2: Fear Her

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Matt Smith in GOING FOR GOLD U.S. Premiere: Wednesday, July 25th at 8pm ET on BBC America

Inspired by the London Olympics, the drama is an inspiring story of how two young British men, Bert Bushnell (Matt Smith) and Dickie Burnell (Sam Hoare, Jane Eyre), thrown together just weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, rose above distinctions of birth and class to defy the odds and become gold medalists.
Don’t miss the U.S. premiere of GOING FOR GOLD: THE ‘48 GAMES, starring Matt Smith, *** Wednesday July 25 at 8pm ET *** presented by Dramaville, the home of groundbreaking British drama. Immediately followed by the U.S. Premiere of the Third and Final Absolutely Fabulous 20th Anniversary Special, only on BBC America.

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The Doctor and The Torch

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All is well in Cardiff ;)

The Doctor and The Torch
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The Doctor and The Torch

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The Doctor and The Torch
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Doctor Who’s Matt Smith Carries The Olympic Torch
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The Doctor and The Torch

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Doctor Who’s Matt Smith Carries The Olympic Torch

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