Friday's opening ceremony marks the official start of the London Olympics. It's a wide-ranging ode to British history and culture called "Isles of Wonder," featuring music, dancing, live farm animals and 10,000 volunteers.
McKayla Maroney will compete in London despite the lingering effects of a broken toe. Maroney, a gold medal contender, is the reigning world champion in the vault. Early reports suggested that the gymnast broke her toe in London. But it appears that she merely tweaked an earlier injury.
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.
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