French thing getting people riled. French is the first language of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne it seems
Lauren Jackson is carrying the flag for Australia
Apart from the boxers there are big hopes for our sailors in Weymouth. All the best to James O'Callaghan and the crews
Would love to see Eoin Rheinisch in the K1 Kayak doing well after coming so close in Beijing. Derek Burnett our shooter is a class act also and a gentleman. Special prayers for Rob Heffernan and Olive Loughnane who looked in great shape at Lensbury this morning meeting the Taoiseach
Usain Bolt is down to carry his national flag
Fast fact: A seventh of the world's population are watching this tonight. So you are in very good company.
A number of cyclists were arrested during scuffles with police close to the Olympic Stadium as the opening ceremony got under way inside this evening.
Interesting to see how the Denis Lynch appeal to CAS will go tomorrow
How many of you can find the British Virgin Islands on a map? No sat nav or google earth please
Class outfits on the way from Burundi
Looks like a Eurovision also
Big roar for Canada. They are led by Simon Whitfield.
Fast fact: 205 National Olympic Councils are represented
God help the flag if it failed to prepare
Each team is led into the stadium by a placard bearer wearing a dress which includes a photograph of Londoners who auditioned for the Ceremony. The front of the garment shows their faces and the back their backs.
Just over 30 to go to Katie Taylor and Ireland