The high drama in the sta­di­ums is matched by the street buzz

India Today - - NA TION -

BORIS’S BABES

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.”

GIRL POWER

With Saudi Ara­bia en­ter­ing two fe­male ath­letes, this is the first time ev­ery coun­try has at least one sportswoman par­tic­i­pat­ing.

DRAMA QUEEN

Queen El­iz­a­beth made her act­ing de­but, ap­pear­ing in a skit with James Bond ac­tor Daniel Craig for the open­ing cer­e­mony.

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