The march of nations into the stadium right now couldn't fail to move anyone.

Some of the countries are getting bigger cheers than others — anywhere with a name including the word British in it gets a slightly bigger one, of course.

This is something that we have watched on TV as children and adults, but it feels different that it is happening right here, right now and in London. I think it really feels now like the wait is over.

— Fergus Bell — Twitter

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