The 29th Olympic Games are here! And for the next 16 days, we'll do our level best to provide insight, analysis and coverage of the action, both on field (or in pool) and off, where the science aspects are numerous!
The time-zone differences between Beijing and SA and the USA make our lives a little difficult, so apologies upfront for delays and timing mis-matches between our event previews, recaps and stories, but we'll certainly try to keep pace with the action from Beijing.
The Opening Ceremony gets us underway in a little under 24 hours' time, but for today, I thought we'd do an opening ceremony of our own here at The Science of Sport. Below is a video I put together with some highlights from the Games past - it's been placed in YouTube for those who wish to view it at its source. If you get this post as an email subscriber, and you can't play the clip for some reason, click here to visit the site.
That kicks off our own Games - the next 16 days will bring plenty of time and opportunity for discussion and analysis. For today, let's enjoy the Games and hope that heat, pollution and doping don't steal the headlines in Beijing!
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