Part of an occasional reporting series, to show I'm not just a moaning minnie.
To the surprise of many of us, the Games got underway two days before the Opening Ceremony. This would be, you would have thought, for some minor sport, to get the crowded schedule over with. But it was with football, the most popular sport in the world. In the ladies matches, Britain won, as did North Korea, despite having withdrawn for a while when the organisers put the flag of South Korea on the TV screens.
The men's football is tonight, which should at least see the end of our lot.
David Cameron made a pretty speech for the not-the-opening-ceremony, and this, I think, is the right thing to do. He needs to associate himself as much as possible with this, and if he can, bring in George Osborne to claim that, having masterminded Bradley Wiggins' victory in the Tour de France, he will now be taking the credit for any other successes.
Despite warnings from this blog, Team GB has not yet changed its title to Team UK.