Let the Blog begin
Welcome to the Toronto Star's Olympics blog, live from London. Our team of eight journalists - Rosie Dimanno, Dave Feschuk, Cathal Kelly, Paul Hunter, Doug Smith, Steve Russell, Robyn Doolittle and Shawna Richer - will be based out of the Main Press Centre in Olympic Park and will fan out across the city and pockets of Britain to cover the athletic competitions of the Summer Games.
Our team will bring you sporting news from Team Canada, colourful anecdotes and photographs from across the city and fields of competitive play, and we'll curate some of the best Olympic coverage that's on the internet for your enjoyment.
Check back often over the next 16 days and join us later this afternoon for our live coverage of the Opening Ceremonies from Olympic Stadium, which gets underway at 9 p.m. in London. We'll have all the details and photographs from the three-hour extravaganza directed by Danny Boyle, and you'll learn who was chosen to light the Olympic cauldron. If you missed it earlier, read what Cathal Kelly had to say about that in his piece today.