A number of events got started even before the official opening, including men's and women's soccer. Already, the US women's team has claimed its first win. NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman reports from London with a look at what to watch for at the 2012 Olympic Games.
Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie is a lifelong Seattle Mariners fan, and such an Ichiro Suzuki devotee he wrote a song about the outfielder. Though he wrote it years ago, he decided this week — when Suzuki was traded to the New York Yankees — was the right time to release "Ichiro's Theme."
The footage shows kids in pj's bouncing on giant beds, and an array of dancers in lavish costumes. The most mystifying - and gripping - image is a mass of helmeted cyclists wearing giant silvery-blue flapping wings, pedaling around in two huge circles.
On the edge of Olympic Park, Westfield Stratford City Mall is the gateway to the London Games. As many as 70 percent of 10 million visitors are expected to pass through the mall. But what if you just need to get somewhere — and you have to walk through the mall?
Water Polo teams will compete head-to-head starting this weekend at the London Olympics. As part of Tell Me More's series on the athletes you'll be watching, host Michel Martin speaks with Tumua Anae. She's a goal keeper for the U.S. Olympic Women's Water Polo Team and shares how she's preparing for the Games.
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