Today marks the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. All the bells and chimes rang through London for three minutes straight this morning to mark the occasion. I am very much looking forward to watching the ceremonies, and the next two weeks of competition. Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting) is directing the production tonight. I'm wondering how Queen Elizabeth will make her entrance, in addition to Will, Kate and Harry.
As for Team USA, I'm excited to cheer on those amazing athletes. Kentucky Wildcat Anthony Davis is playing for the men's basketball team. And swimmer Clark Burckle is representing my hometown. Can't wait to watch swimming, diving, gymnatics and many other competitions. Table tennis, anyone?
Who do you think will light the Olympic cauldron? Will it be a British athlete? Perhaps British tennis player Andy Murray or David Beckham (surely not)? The Queen herself? Who do you think it will be?
Another big question: Will the USA's flag bearer, gold medialist fencer Mariel Zagunis, tip the American flag when passing the Queen, like those of other countries? Apparently the sentiment among U.S. team officials is that we shouldn't lower our flag to a monarch of any nation, especially considering that Revolutionary War business a few years ago. What are your thoughts on this topic? Keep the flag hanging high? Or a quick dip in respect to HRH in her home country?
Enjoy watching the Olympic Games!
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