Thursday, July 26, 2012
As North Korea's women footballers warmed up for their match against Colombia last night, the flag of bitter rival South Korea was proudly shown on the big screens around the stadium. That prompted a walk-off by the North Koreans, who refused to play the match at the scheduled 7.45pm start time at Hampden Park in Scotland.
It's one of the most hotly-anticipated events of the Games, as much for the action as the skimpy outfits on display, and it appears Olympic organisers have gone to great lengths to make sure nobody goes home disappointed.
The spectacular beach volleyball stadium on Horse Guards Parade was being prepared for the opening matches today and there was a tantalising taste of what will be on show.
With a capacity of 15,000, it is the largest-ever Olympic beach volleyball venue. Some of London's most historic buildings including Buckingham Palace will form a unique backdrop as it hosts its first games on Saturday.
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