Does it seems strange to be starting a huge event such as the 2012 Olympics before its opening ceremony has even taken place?
I think so. For example, you dont’ see the opening matches of the football World Cup or the Rugby World Cup starting before their opening ceremony. It’s similar to having a wedding reception before the actual wedding ceremony.
Even the official London 2012 website earlier today was quoted as saying the Games kick off in two days time; presumably their thinking being once the multi-million pound Opening Ceremony has been and gone
Anyway, Olympic ‘competition’ gets underway today, with women’s football at The Millenium Stadium in Cardiff at 16.00GMT and then at The City of Coventry (in Coventry, obviously) at 17.00GMT.
After all the waiting, all the various controversies of security, cost, and competitor selection (to name a few issues) the eyes of the world are firmly set to fall on London 2012.
Let the Games begin.
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