LONDON — Big Ben chimed 40 times. The archers were on target with two world records at Lord's. And the opening ceremony expected to feature real farm animals and former Beatle Paul McCartney was set to dazzle London's Olympic Park.
World records set on day 1 of London Olympics
To read the full article, please sign up or login.
Get full access to the Columbia Missourian on your computer, phone, and tablet for just $5.95 per month.
* All the high-quality, in-depth journalism of the Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine, updated 24/7
* Your news. Your device. Your time.
If you'd like to read more about the value of being a member, read this column from the Missourian's executive editor, Tom Warhover.