Wait. What? The opening ceremony is tonight, August 5th but competitions actually began on Wednesday, August 3rd? Well, okay, then. Seems a little like having Tony Bennett sing a couple of songs and then interrupting him with an opening act before he "officially" begins his concert but, whatever. We've already had a bunch of soccering going on, including the Canadian women's team beating Australia in their first game so there's already been some true north strong and free flexing. Crack open some cold ones at Canada House! (Seriously, stay away from the water, athletes. Drink only Canadian beer for the next two weeks and I'll do the same, just to be on the safe side) By the way, Google actually refers to this as Day 0 and that means Canada's soccer win came on Day -2.
Nevertheless this is the official jumping off for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad. (I'll bet if you typed that into the Google search engine but forgot the "I" on the end of it, you'd get some pretty interesting results.)Read More »from Rio 2016: What to watch, August 5th, 6th