Michael Phelps has once again been the story of the games so far, winning three gold medals and two silver medals to become the most decorated Olympian of all-time
For Openers: The Opening Ceremony kicked off these games in spectacular fashion with cameos by several British icons. James Bond and the Queen dropping in on things under Union Jack parachutes, David Beckam looking like Bond in a speedboat on the Thames and Sir Paul McCartney warbling â€śHey Jude,â€ť hit all the right notes. REUTERS/Pool
Weather co-operates: The umbrellas have pretty much been like Canadian gold-medal winners so far: Haven't seen any. After an incredibly wet spring, the weather has cooperated for the most part so far. There's just been a few showers here and there, though they made the cycling events treacherous. Riders were going down like pints at the pub. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
3. Badminton Scandal You knew there was going to be a scandal or two, but badminton? Really? Four pairs â€” two from South Korea, the top seeds from China and another pair from Indonesia â€” are kicked out of the Games for intentionally trying to lose matches to get more favourable matchups in the next round. First, badminton had to live with â€śshuttlecock.â€ť Now this?
A parachutist dressed as Queen Elizabeth is seen during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in this July 27, 2012 file photo. Queen Elizabeth's virtuoso performance as the "Bond girl" star of the Olympic opening ceremony crowns a majestic 15-year special operation that has recast the monarch as the people's champion of a cool Britannia. Escorted by James Bond, played by actor Daniel Craig, in a helicopter gliding over a cheering London, the 86-year-old queen was shown apparently leaping out with a Union Jack parachute for an Olympic arrival to trump all others. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/Files
Where's the big story: These Games are still waiting for a personality to reach out and grab them. Michael Phelps' ascension to the title of most decorated Olympian ever is a marvelous achievement, but the story lacks the jam it had when he dominated the last Summer Games. REUTERS/David Gray
17-year-old Missy Franklin of the U.S. won four medals, including three gold, in the pool in London REUTERS/Jorge Silva