Let the games begin!

London day before the start of the start of the Olympics 2012. Photo: Jarrett Frazier.

London Olympics 2012 officially start tonight. The opening ceremony starts at 9 p.m London time but the viewers in U.S. will be able to see it 7.30 p.m. ET on NBC.

The next 16 days will be filled with competitions and emotions to be sure to check the schedule to watch it live. Some of the most interesting and most talked competitions start on the first day like the swimming men’s 400m. individual medley where Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will have their first Olympic matchup since Beijing 2008 games. If you miss something NBC web site will have updates and video as well as live coverage.

Jarred Frazier, WCJ Photo Editor, is working for NBC as ingest assistant will be blogging and posting photos so be sure to check out his blog.

The Summer Games, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad, will feature more than 10,000 athletes from 205 countries will compete in 300 events.