The high drama in the stadiums is matched by the street buzz
In an article for The Daily Telegraph, London Mayor Boris Johnson talked about 20 reasons to be proud of the Games. No. 19 read, “As I write these words, there are semi- naked women playing beach volleyball in the middle of the Horse Guards Parade immortalised by Canaletto. They are glistening like wet otters. The whole thing is magnificent and bonkers.”
With Saudi Arabia entering two female athletes, this is the first time every country has at least one sportswoman participating.
Queen Elizabeth made her acting debut, appearing in a skit with James Bond actor Daniel Craig for the opening ceremony.