NBC, as usual, dropped the ball on the opening ceremony, with the whole tape delay nonsense, but to their credit, as they have for several Olympic Games now, will be broadcasting either on TV or online every single event. Plenty of background entertainment for the next three weeks.
Ones to watch for today will include the Men's Water Polo group game between Serbia and Hungary, and a few medal events in shooting and swimming.
SUCKER FOR A GOOD MONTAGE:
DID KANTÉ GET ONE?
TAKE THAT, RAFALUTION!
FOOTBALL (all times BST):
12.30: Scottish Premiership, opening weekend: Rangers vs. Hamilton Academical
15.00: Championship, opening weekend: Nottingham Forest vs. Burton Albion
15.00: Friendly: Crystal Palace vs. Valencia
17.00: ICC: Liverpool vs. Barcelona
19.45: Trophée des Champions: PSG vs. Olympique Lyonnais
19.45: Eredivisie, opening weekend: Willem II vs. Vitesse
21.00: Olympics, women's tournament: USWNT vs. France
22.00: Olympics, women's tournament: Germany vs. Australia
02.00 (next day): Olympics, women's tournament: Brazil vs. Sweden