I love the Olympics. I always think it's a magical time. I view it as a time when the world tries to come together to celebrate the innocence of the games and to honor the Olympians hard work.
I love London. I've been there a few times and studied abroad there while I was in college. When I heard they got the bid, I couldn't wait to see what they did with it. Now with that said, I watched the Opening Ceremonies just like I'm sure a billion others did. Was I the only one who was a little shall we say... bored by the beginning? I thought it focused way too much on the country's history. This is their third time hosting the games. We know their history. It seems like they wanted to smash it all together. The music was good but the story of the teens was just too much.
I did love the walk of the athletes though and of course the lighting of the torch! I can't wait to see the swimming, gymnastics, running and badminton! Those people are serious about their badminton!