CNN reported the countdown to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England has reached the closing kick.
Things seem to be on track for the start of the games. Venues are on pace to be completed within budget, and tickets are being sold.
London, who upset Paris, France for the right to host the games, will be the first city to host the Olympics three times. The recent financial hardships of the world provide an interesting challenge that is somewhat reminiscent of the 1948 games when London hosted the world after the completion of WWII
The BBC reports key athletes from Great Britain dealing with injuries. The host country always hopes to do well on home soil. Great Britain athletes are feeling the pressure. Coaches say, "our athletes need to improve."
Writer's Note: I will be in London for the Games.