Let the Games begin! Friday saw the start of the Games of the 30th Olympiad with the opening ceremony taking place at Olympic Stadium. The World's Alex Gallafent spoke with visitors from around the globe ahead of London's big night. (Thanks to listener Bill Woods for correcting our Olympic nomenclature. In an earlier post, we referred to 'the 30 Summer Olympiad', which was incorrect.)
  • London Summer Olympics weightlifters poster. (Photo: Get Ahead of the Games)

  • Tourists stand under Union flag umbrellas as they take pictures during a rainy day in central London. (Photo: REUTERS/Andrew Winning)

  • Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates with second-placed compatriot Yohan Blake (R) after winning the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 5, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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  • Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates with second-placed compatriot Yohan Blake after winning the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium. (Photo: REUTERS/Gary Hershorn)

  • Athletes dive as they begin to compete in the men's triathlon final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hyde Park. (Photo: REUTERS/Olivia Harris)

  • Kenya's David Rudisha wins the men's 800m in the Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Photo: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor)

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