The home team kicked off 18 days of sport with a 1-0 victory over New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium.
Great Britain 1-0 New Zealand
Japan 2-1 Canada
USA 4-2 France
Brazil 5-0 Cameroon
Sweden 4-1 South Africa
North Korea 2-0 Colombia
Other Olympics news:
– Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Tottenham, north London, to greet the Olympic flame. Olympian Daley Thompson was the final torchbearer of the day.
– The final dress rehearsal for the opening ceremony is taking place at the Olympic Stadium, in Stratford, east London.
– Moroccan 1500m runner Mariem Alaoui Selsouli has failed a drugs test and will miss the Olympics. And the International Association of Athletics Federations said nine other athletes have failed tests.
– Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou has been expelled from her country’s Olympic team over comments she posted on Twitter mocking African immigrants. She later apologised on Twitter. (FL)