Inició la fiesta olímpica en Londres

Más de 10 mil actores, voluntarios y artistas se dieron lugar en la ceremonia de inauguración de los Juegos Olímpicos de

2012, un viaje exuberante que recorró desde la idílica campiña británica, pasando

por la revolución industrial y terminó en el mundo contemporáneo

dominado por la cultura popular. La gala de tres horas creada por el director Danny

Boyle, ganador del Oscar por "Slumdog Millionaire", fue vista por unas

60.000 personas en el estadio construido en el East End de Londres y una audiencia mundial de más de 1.000 millones. (Reuters)

James Dyson says opening ceremony for London 2012 Olympics created 'negative' view of manufacturing 

James Dyson says opening ceremony for London 2012 Olympics created 'negative' view of manufacturing 

James Dyson says opening ceremony for London 2012 Olympics created 'negative' view of manufacturing 

James Dyson says opening ceremony for London 2012 Olympics created 'negative' view of manufacturing 

James Dyson says opening ceremony for London 2012 Olympics created 'negative' view of manufacturing 

James Dyson says opening ceremony for London 2012 Olympics created 'negative' view of manufacturing 

London 2017 World Championships, live updates: Opening ceremony, Mo Farah's medal hunt and more

9:31PM East Africans have a plan But is it a cunning one? Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei now takes up the reins at the head of the field. A definite tactic from the Kenyan and Ugandan athletes to push the pace and grind down Farah before he can attack on the final lap. "They've done this before," says Cram. "They've gone hard, but not hard enough. The question is whether they are good enough to keep this going." "Over the last few years Mo has mesmerised the field but today he is not sitting at the back," says Brendan Foster. "He was actually closer to the front after one lap. He's in a sensible place and just relaxing." 9:28PM Mo playing the long game Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya hits the front. Kamworor is a genuine contender but Farah is keeping things cool and refuses to respond to what the leaders are doing. He's staying relaxed at the back of the field for now. 9:24PM Farah out at the head of the pack We're under way and Farah is closer to the front than he usually is at this stage of the race. Perhaps he senses a ploy from the Ethiopians to beat him, who are crowding him straight away. Farah drops back to the middle of the field. First 1,000m in 2:39. A quick opening. Moses Martin Kurong of Uganda the pace setter. 9:21PM History is in the offing Farah looks relaxed and confident. Smiling and beating his chest and he jogs up and down the start line. Huge cheers as his name is read out at the start line. He jumps up and shadow boxes the camera. "London's calling, Britain's watching," says Steve Cram. 9:17PM Mo's out He gives the crowd the ol' giddy-up to a rapturous reception.  Fans of Britain's Mo Farah in the stands during the World Athletics Championships in London Credit: AP 9:09PM Bolt wins his heat But it's an unconvincing victory. He comes away from it moaning about the blocks after another poor start. You can catch up with all the 100m men's action here. I'm back giving my full attention to this feed as we limber up for Mo Farah's tilt at the men's 10,000m title and his tenth consecutive global gold. Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates during the Men's 100 metres heats Credit: Getty 8:53PM Mo-mentum Just 3⃣0⃣ mins until #MoFarah takes to the track at #London2017. Five World �� already, can he add no.6⃣? ���� �� https://t.co/hmXVtGYWTDpic.twitter.com/j5uLdqL044— Team GB (@TeamGB) August 4, 2017 8:43PM GB's Holly Bradshaw out in the pole vault She just about clears her first jump of 4:50 Holly Bradshaw of Britain clears the bar in the women's Pole Vault qualification Credit: EPA 8:33PM Jeff Henderson is out of the men's long jump The Olympic Champion is a goner 8:26PM Mayonga safely through In case you were wondering, the South African has booked his place in tomorrow's final with his very first jump. 8:16PM Wonderful moment for McDonald This is what happens when you are told on live tv you've advanced at the World Champs. pic.twitter.com/c2m5m6efbT— LetsRun.com (@letsrundotcom) August 4, 2017 8:14PM GB's Weightman and McDonald qualify for women's 1500m semis A clean sweep for GB. Laura Weightman finishes fourth in heat 3 with a time of 4:03.50. Sarah McDonald, in her first senior championships, sneaks the final spot as a fastest loser with a personal best time of 4:05.48. So that's four Britons in the semi-finals tomorrow. Lovely stuff. Great Britain's Sarah McDonald (centre) and Laura Weightman (right) in the 1500m Women's heat three Credit: PA 8:00PM #Boltdown Just over 20 minutes until Usain takes to the track. You'll need to switch over to this live blog to find out how he gets on. I'll return once the dust has settled on his heat. Usain Bolt Credit: Getty 7:57PM Muir qualifies Comfortably in the end. A pack of seven were bunched down the final straight, so Muir had to be careful not to miss out, but she judged it well in the end, finishing fourth with a time of 4:08.97. Sifan Hassan took the heat in 4:08.49. "I just wanted to get thru it and save as much energy as possible. Really happy. Job done," says Muir. "It's great to get started,  it feels like it has been a long time coming. The support here is phenomenal." 7:50PM Laura Muir is out on track The Scot is up against Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands, who has the three fastest times of the year and is fancied by many to win gold. They set out at a slower pace than the first heat, which will be to Muir's relief. She starts at the back of the pack before moving to the outside and making her way up the field. Saving herself for now. 7:43PM Judd qualifies for the semi-finals of the women's 1500m The Briton ran hard from the front and led the pack until the bell. She knew she only needed to finish in the top six to qualify, and she did just that. The sprinters passed her on the final straight but she'd timed her run perfectly to finish with a personal best. She clenches her fist as she crosses the line. "I can't believe it. I thought I might have gone off too fast, but I really controlled it. I thought I was going to have to run the race of my life to get through. I'm just so happy," says a delighted Judd. "My dad's been fantastic. I could hear him cheering me on. What a great crowd." That's a fast heat: Women's 1500m round 1 7:35PM First Brit out on track Jessica Judd is up in the first heat of the women's 1500m. She gets a huge roar from the crowd, but she's also up against Caster Semenya... GB's Jessica Judd 1500 metres women heat 1 7:33PM A new superstar? South Africa's Luvo Manyonga will be competing in the men's long jump qualification, which has just got under way. A man with a fascinating backstory, Manyonga recovered from a crystal meth addiction to become as close to a dead cert for gold as these championships have to offer. You can read Ben Bloom's take on the South Africa's rise to dominance on the track here: If Usain Bolt and Mo Farah were the superstars that bestrode last year’s Rio Olympics, there is no doubting which country cast the greatest golden glow. Wins for Wayde van Niekerk (400 metres) and Caster Semenya (800 metres), plus silvers for Luvo Manyonga (long jump) and Sunette Viljoen (javelin), meant South Africa entered uncharted territory. Never before had they achieved four podium finishes at an Olympics. Now, at London’s World Championships, the country is targeting a minimum of three golds in addition to other potential medallists. It is an extraordinary transformation for a nation that went two decades before Rio without a single Olympic athletics gold, and yet the suspicion persists that this success has been achieved despite the leadership at Athletics South Africa, rather than because of it. South Africa's Luvo Manyonga Credit: Reuters 7:27PM A record has already been smashed! And it's the record everyone came to see: Jan Volko has just become the fastest ever Slovakian to run 100m in a straight line. He did it in 10.15 seconds. Jan's the Man. Laura Muir's 1500m heat starts in ten minutes. Hang on in there until then. Slovakia's Jan Volko Credit: AP 7:16PM Sub-optimal Sewage decides to flood my house just as I'm about to go and sing the national anthem #nottodaysatan ���� I couldn't make my life up ..— Rebecca Ferguson (@RebeccaFMusic) August 4, 2017 7:15PM Usain doing his thing I wonder if his heart rate actually increases during a race? He doesn't look particularly worried by the times being posted in these preliminaries. Emre Zafer Barnes of Turkey has just won the second preliminary in 10.22 seconds. Usain Bolt 7:11PM My word that was hard to blog Doesn't bode well for my coverage of Usain Bolt later. Emmanuel Matadi of Liberia won it in 10.27 seconds. Dysard Dageago brings up the rear in 11.60 seconds, which Gabby Logan thinks Michael Johnson would have a chance of beating in his current state. Johnson is not so sure. 7:05PM Men's 100m preliminary rounds "Here are the men that probably won't trouble Usain Bolt later on," says Gabby Logan. Brutal. 100m preliminary round 7:01PM London is open Mayor of London Sadiq Khan gets to say the crowd-pleasing "Welcome to London" this time. It was Coe in 2012.— Ben Rumsby (@ben_rumsby) August 4, 2017 London Mayor Sadiq Khan: Sport has a unique and enduring power to bring people together and dissolve differences. There's no escaping the fact that it's been a painful few months for this city. But those to seek to divide us will never succeed. These championships will show that it is impossible to suppress the soul of this city. Today London stands as a beacon of equality and respect. A city admired across the world for it's openness and diversity. Welcome to London 2017! 6:52PM Caption competition Feat. Iwan Thomas and the London 2017 mascot Iwan Thomas with mascot Hero the hedgehog Credit: PA 6:49PM The Duke of York just did a speech Enough said. London 2012 had the Queen; London 2017 will have to make do with Prince Andrew. She turned down an invite.— Ben Rumsby (@ben_rumsby) August 4, 2017 6:45PM It's kicking off The Opening Ceremony gets going with some ethereal electronica before 'seamlessly' transitioning into Elbow's 'One Day Like This', again sang by the Games Maker Choir. It's polite, it's certainly British and you can pretend you're really there if you just bung this on your speakers, but lower the volume so that it's barely audible: 6:38PM Michael Johnson you stingy b****** BBC pundits GB medal predictions 6:29PM New bling The British 4x400m relay teams from 2009, 2011 and 2013 are receiving their upgraded, or bronze medals after the disqualifications that came out of the Russian doping scandal. Christine Ohuruogu 6:25PM Laura Muir, the 24-year-old veterinary student who uses horses and eagles for motivation Another one for the reading list, this time it's B. Bloom on L. Muir. Her 1500 heat starts at 7.35pm. The Brit is third favourite for the event behind the Netherlands Sifan Hassan and Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba. I like to watch movies that help psych you up. My favourite one is Seabiscuit. It’s about a racehorse and how he is small fry, yet he goes on to win. I try to find a film that’s inspiring and makes me go ‘let’s do this thing’ or that leaves me all psyched up. I think I’ve watched Eddie The Eagle a few times now. I definitely am naturally motivated. If I were watching a really sad movie, it wouldn’t quite have the same effect. I want something upbeat that leaves me raring to go and has me ready for the race. Read the full interview here Laura Muir Credit: PA 6:17PM "We're all Jamaicans this week" Says Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. He is referring to London's affection for Usain Bolt, of course. He's not gone mad. He also says he's excited about Mo Farah's homecoming. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan At the moment the 'Games Maker's Choir' are singing Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' in four-part harmony. An odd choice given that the lyrics are "wake me up when it's all over". Apparently this is just the 'pre-show' for the opening ceremony, which doesn't actually get under way until 6.40pm. I thought the point of the opening ceremony was that it was the pre-show? 6:08PM Five years ago to the day How could we forget it? ��On this day in 2012..@J_Ennis, @GregJRutherford and @Mo_Farah all struck gold in one of the greatest nights in ���� sporting history! pic.twitter.com/ZzYfl9Kqjt— Team GB (@TeamGB) August 4, 2017 Opening ceremony is all chatter and natter at the moment. When the hype happens, I'll be sure to let you know... 6:06PM Mo's ready to go All set for tonight...!!! GoHardOrGoHome...!!! #roadtolondon #onemomile #onemorace #mofarah #mobot #���� #teamgb A post shared by Sir Mo Farah������������ (@gomofarah) on Aug 4, 2017 at 9:19am PDT 5:56PM MC Mo Brendan Foster, the BBC commentator who will also be bidding farewell during these championships, said Mo’s 5,000m victory in 2012 was the single greatest moment in British athletics history. He’s been speaking to the Telegraph’s Tom Cary about his potential replacement: Mo [Farah] should take up the mic. I mean, it’s not my job to recruit him but that’s what I think should happen. If Mo was a physicist, they would be sending people over from Harvard University to extract his knowledge, wouldn’t they? He knows more about winning world titles than any other sportsman in Britain. And it’s my view that the media, and the BBC in particular, need to capture Mo Farah and have him involved in the translation of the sport for the public. You can read the full interview here Brendan Foster Credit: Paul Grover for the Telegraph 5:54PM Tonight's schedule 18:00 Opening ceremony 19:00 100m  (M, prelims) 19:20 Discus (M, qual A) 19:30 Long jump (M, qual) 19:35 1500m (W, heats) 19:45 Pole vault  (Q, qual) 20:20 100m (M, heats) 20:45 Discus  (M, qual B) 21:20 10,000m (M) final 5:53PM "This is where my life changed" So said Mo Farah, when asked about returning the same stadium that forged it. “This is where I made my name. This is where it went from normal to ‘I’m Mo’ overnight. If I didn’t do what I did on this track, I wouldn’t matter would I?” Since securing the 5,000m and 10,000m double at London 2012, ‘Mo’ has not looked backed, nor has he been beaten - he has now won nine straight global titles, and is widely expected become the first athlete in history to make that ten tonight. The 10,000m will be a heavy-hitting finale to this evening’s curtain raiser, but there’s plenty to get through beforehand, not least the opening ceremony. Last time London did one of those, it was decent. That's coming up in just under 10 minutes time. Britain's Mo Farah takes a selfie during a training session before the World Athletics Championships in London Credit: AP 5:52PM Preview What is it? It's day one of the World Athletics Championships in London, featuring Laura Muir, Mo Farah, Usain Bolt - and an opening ceremony! When is it? It's on Friday August 4 - ie tonight. What time does it start? The opening ceremony begins at 6pm British Summer Time, while all the action gets underway at 7pm. Usain Bolt in training ahead of his London race Credit: Getty Images Europe What TV channel is it on? Coverage of the opening ceremony will begin at 6pm on BBC Two, while BBC One will be broadcasting all the action between 7pm and 10pm. A highlights show will be on BBC Two at 10pm. You will also be able to follow live updates of all the evening's events right here. What are the main events tonight? Laura Muir features in the 1,500 women's heats at 19.35. Then we get our first glimpse at Usain Bolt in these Championships when he runs in the first round of the men's 100m. You can get more information on that here. Finally we have Mo Farah in the 10,000m, one of his last before he retires from the track. What are they saying? Laura Muir "At that stage of my career I was only 19 and didn't see myself being at the next Olympics or anything like that. It was amazing to watch but I never really thought I could get there myself. I was so far off at that point. "So to be in Rio last year and be competing in the stadium this year, I'm so pleased how things have gone. I have made such a big progression in these last three or four years. Laura Muir will be in action on the first night Credit:  2016 British Athletics "I am fortunate enough to have competed in the stadium a couple of times and the reception has always been brilliant. I'm really excited about getting back out there in front of that home crowd and hopefully give them something to cheer." Usain Bolt "I think it will have to be 9.8 low, perhaps the same time it took me to win at the (Rio) Olympics, I think it will take the same time to win here or close to that," said Bolt, who clocked 9.81 seconds to clinch gold in Rio. "I'm feeling good, I'm feeling better after every race. Everything is going good." Neil Black "The thing which is so special about Mo is he doesn't need any of us. He can do it himself but he enjoys the fact people support him, want to work with him and give him direction," he said. "He does take on board what everybody says but at the end he makes the decisions. That's what makes him a special, multiple global champion." Who are the Brits to look out for? 10 Brits to watch at the World Championships

London 2017 World Championships, live updates: Opening ceremony, Mo Farah's medal hunt and more

8:43PM GB's Holly Bradshaw out in the pole vault She just about clears her first jump of 4:50 8:33PM Jeff Henderson is out of the men's long jump The Olympic Champion is a goner 8:26PM Mayonga safely through In case you were wondering, the South African has booked his place in tomorrow's final with his very first jump. 8:16PM Wonderful moment for McDonald This is what happens when you are told on live tv you've advanced at the World Champs. pic.twitter.com/c2m5m6efbT— LetsRun.com (@letsrundotcom) August 4, 2017 8:14PM GB's Weightman and McDonald qualify for women's 1500m semis A clean sweep for GB. Laura Weightman finishes fourth in heat 3 with a time of 4:03.50. Sarah McDonald, in her first senior championships, sneaks the final spot as a fastest loser with a personal best time of 4:05.48. So that's four Britons in the semi-finals tomorrow. Lovely stuff. Great Britain's Sarah McDonald (centre) and Laura Weightman (right) in the 1500m Women's heat three Credit: PA 8:00PM #Boltdown Just over 20 minutes until Usain takes to the track. You'll need to switch over to this live blog to find out how he gets on. I'll return once the dust has settled on his heat. Usain Bolt Credit: Getty 7:57PM Muir qualifies Comfortably in the end. A pack of seven were bunched down the final straight, so Muir had to be careful not to miss out, but she judged it well in the end, finishing fourth with a time of 4:08.97. Sifan Hassan took the heat in 4:08.49. "I just wanted to get thru it and save as much energy as possible. Really happy. Job done," says Muir. "It's great to get started,  it feels like it has been a long time coming. The support here is phenomenal." 7:50PM Laura Muir is out on track The Scot is up against Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands, who has the three fastest times of the year and is fancied by many to win gold. They set out at a slower pace than the first heat, which will be to Muir's relief. She starts at the back of the pack before moving to the outside and making her way up the field. Saving herself for now. 7:43PM Judd qualifies for the semi-finals of the women's 1500m The Briton ran hard from the front and led the pack until the bell. She knew she only needed to finish in the top six to qualify, and she did just that. The sprinters passed her on the final straight but she'd timed her run perfectly to finish with a personal best. She clenches her fist as she crosses the line. "I can't believe it. I thought I might have gone off too fast, but I really controlled it. I thought I was going to have to run the race of my life to get through. I'm just so happy," says a delighted Judd. "My dad's been fantastic. I could hear him cheering me on. What a great crowd." That's a fast heat: Women's 1500m round 1 7:35PM First Brit out on track Jessica Judd is up in the first heat of the women's 1500m. She gets a huge roar from the crowd, but she's also up against Caster Semenya... GB's Jessica Judd 1500 metres women heat 1 7:33PM A new superstar? South Africa's Luvo Manyonga will be competing in the men's long jump qualification, which has just got under way. A man with a fascinating backstory, Manyonga recovered from a crystal meth addiction to become as close to a dead cert for gold as these championships have to offer. You can read Ben Bloom's take on the South Africa's rise to dominance on the track here: If Usain Bolt and Mo Farah were the superstars that bestrode last year’s Rio Olympics, there is no doubting which country cast the greatest golden glow. Wins for Wayde van Niekerk (400 metres) and Caster Semenya (800 metres), plus silvers for Luvo Manyonga (long jump) and Sunette Viljoen (javelin), meant South Africa entered uncharted territory. Never before had they achieved four podium finishes at an Olympics. Now, at London’s World Championships, the country is targeting a minimum of three golds in addition to other potential medallists. It is an extraordinary transformation for a nation that went two decades before Rio without a single Olympic athletics gold, and yet the suspicion persists that this success has been achieved despite the leadership at Athletics South Africa, rather than because of it. South Africa's Luvo Manyonga Credit: Reuters 7:27PM A record has already been smashed! And it's the record everyone came to see: Jan Volko has just become the fastest ever Slovakian to run 100m in a straight line. He did it in 10.15 seconds. Jan's the Man. Laura Muir's 1500m heat starts in ten minutes. Hang on in there until then. Slovakia's Jan Volko Credit: AP 7:16PM Sub-optimal Sewage decides to flood my house just as I'm about to go and sing the national anthem #nottodaysatan ���� I couldn't make my life up ..— Rebecca Ferguson (@RebeccaFMusic) August 4, 2017 7:15PM Usain doing his thing I wonder if his heart rate actually increases during a race? He doesn't look particularly worried by the times being posted in these preliminaries. Emre Zafer Barnes of Turkey has just won the second preliminary in 10.22 seconds. Usain Bolt 7:11PM My word that was hard to blog Doesn't bode well for my coverage of Usain Bolt later. Emmanuel Matadi of Liberia won it in 10.27 seconds. Dysard Dageago brings up the rear in 11.60 seconds, which Gabby Logan thinks Michael Johnson would have a chance of beating in his current state. Johnson is not so sure. 7:05PM Men's 100m preliminary rounds "Here are the men that probably won't trouble Usain Bolt later on," says Gabby Logan. Brutal. 100m preliminary round 7:01PM London is open Mayor of London Sadiq Khan gets to say the crowd-pleasing "Welcome to London" this time. It was Coe in 2012.— Ben Rumsby (@ben_rumsby) August 4, 2017 London Mayor Sadiq Khan: Sport has a unique and enduring power to bring people together and dissolve differences. There's no escaping the fact that it's been a painful few months for this city. But those to seek to divide us will never succeed. These championships will show that it is impossible to suppress the soul of this city. Today London stands as a beacon of equality and respect. A city admired across the world for it's openness and diversity. Welcome to London 2017! 6:52PM Caption competition Feat. Iwan Thomas and the London 2017 mascot Iwan Thomas with mascot Hero the hedgehog Credit: PA 6:49PM The Duke of York just did a speech Enough said. London 2012 had the Queen; London 2017 will have to make do with Prince Andrew. She turned down an invite.— Ben Rumsby (@ben_rumsby) August 4, 2017 6:45PM It's kicking off The Opening Ceremony gets going with some ethereal electronica before 'seamlessly' transitioning into Elbow's 'One Day Like This', again sang by the Games Maker Choir. It's polite, it's certainly British and you can pretend you're really there if you just bung this on your speakers, but lower the volume so that it's barely audible: 6:38PM Michael Johnson you stingy b****** BBC pundits GB medal predictions 6:29PM New bling The British 4x400m relay teams from 2009, 2011 and 2013 are receiving their upgraded, or bronze medals after the disqualifications that came out of the Russian doping scandal. Christine Ohuruogu 6:25PM Laura Muir, the 24-year-old veterinary student who uses horses and eagles for motivation Another one for the reading list, this time it's B. Bloom on L. Muir. Her 1500 heat starts at 7.35pm. The Brit is third favourite for the event behind the Netherlands Sifan Hassan and Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba. I like to watch movies that help psych you up. My favourite one is Seabiscuit. It’s about a racehorse and how he is small fry, yet he goes on to win. I try to find a film that’s inspiring and makes me go ‘let’s do this thing’ or that leaves me all psyched up. I think I’ve watched Eddie The Eagle a few times now. I definitely am naturally motivated. If I were watching a really sad movie, it wouldn’t quite have the same effect. I want something upbeat that leaves me raring to go and has me ready for the race. Read the full interview here Laura Muir Credit: PA 6:17PM "We're all Jamaicans this week" Says Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. He is referring to London's affection for Usain Bolt, of course. He's not gone mad. He also says he's excited about Mo Farah's homecoming. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan At the moment the 'Games Maker's Choir' are singing Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' in four-part harmony. An odd choice given that the lyrics are "wake me up when it's all over". Apparently this is just the 'pre-show' for the opening ceremony, which doesn't actually get under way until 6.40pm. I thought the point of the opening ceremony was that it was the pre-show? 6:08PM Five years ago to the day How could we forget it? ��On this day in 2012..@J_Ennis, @GregJRutherford and @Mo_Farah all struck gold in one of the greatest nights in ���� sporting history! pic.twitter.com/ZzYfl9Kqjt— Team GB (@TeamGB) August 4, 2017 Opening ceremony is all chatter and natter at the moment. When the hype happens, I'll be sure to let you know... 6:06PM Mo's ready to go All set for tonight...!!! GoHardOrGoHome...!!! #roadtolondon #onemomile #onemorace #mofarah #mobot #���� #teamgb A post shared by Sir Mo Farah������������ (@gomofarah) on Aug 4, 2017 at 9:19am PDT 5:56PM MC Mo Brendan Foster, the BBC commentator who will also be bidding farewell during these championships, said Mo’s 5,000m victory in 2012 was the single greatest moment in British athletics history. He’s been speaking to the Telegraph’s Tom Cary about his potential replacement: Mo [Farah] should take up the mic. I mean, it’s not my job to recruit him but that’s what I think should happen. If Mo was a physicist, they would be sending people over from Harvard University to extract his knowledge, wouldn’t they? He knows more about winning world titles than any other sportsman in Britain. And it’s my view that the media, and the BBC in particular, need to capture Mo Farah and have him involved in the translation of the sport for the public. You can read the full interview here Brendan Foster Credit: Paul Grover for the Telegraph 5:54PM Tonight's schedule 18:00 Opening ceremony 19:00 100m  (M, prelims) 19:20 Discus (M, qual A) 19:30 Long jump (M, qual) 19:35 1500m (W, heats) 19:45 Pole vault  (Q, qual) 20:20 100m (M, heats) 20:45 Discus  (M, qual B) 21:20 10,000m (M) final 5:53PM "This is where my life changed" So said Mo Farah, when asked about returning the same stadium that forged it. “This is where I made my name. This is where it went from normal to ‘I’m Mo’ overnight. If I didn’t do what I did on this track, I wouldn’t matter would I?” Since securing the 5,000m and 10,000m double at London 2012, ‘Mo’ has not looked backed, nor has he been beaten - he has now won nine straight global titles, and is widely expected become the first athlete in history to make that ten tonight. The 10,000m will be a heavy-hitting finale to this evening’s curtain raiser, but there’s plenty to get through beforehand, not least the opening ceremony. Last time London did one of those, it was decent. That's coming up in just under 10 minutes time. Britain's Mo Farah takes a selfie during a training session before the World Athletics Championships in London Credit: AP 5:52PM Preview What is it? It's day one of the World Athletics Championships in London, featuring Laura Muir, Mo Farah, Usain Bolt - and an opening ceremony! When is it? It's on Friday August 4 - ie tonight. What time does it start? The opening ceremony begins at 6pm British Summer Time, while all the action gets underway at 7pm. Usain Bolt in training ahead of his London race Credit: Getty Images Europe What TV channel is it on? Coverage of the opening ceremony will begin at 6pm on BBC Two, while BBC One will be broadcasting all the action between 7pm and 10pm. A highlights show will be on BBC Two at 10pm. You will also be able to follow live updates of all the evening's events right here. What are the main events tonight? Laura Muir features in the 1,500 women's heats at 19.35. Then we get our first glimpse at Usain Bolt in these Championships when he runs in the first round of the men's 100m. You can get more information on that here. Finally we have Mo Farah in the 10,000m, one of his last before he retires from the track. What are they saying? Laura Muir "At that stage of my career I was only 19 and didn't see myself being at the next Olympics or anything like that. It was amazing to watch but I never really thought I could get there myself. I was so far off at that point. "So to be in Rio last year and be competing in the stadium this year, I'm so pleased how things have gone. I have made such a big progression in these last three or four years. Laura Muir will be in action on the first night Credit:  2016 British Athletics "I am fortunate enough to have competed in the stadium a couple of times and the reception has always been brilliant. I'm really excited about getting back out there in front of that home crowd and hopefully give them something to cheer." Usain Bolt "I think it will have to be 9.8 low, perhaps the same time it took me to win at the (Rio) Olympics, I think it will take the same time to win here or close to that," said Bolt, who clocked 9.81 seconds to clinch gold in Rio. "I'm feeling good, I'm feeling better after every race. Everything is going good." Neil Black "The thing which is so special about Mo is he doesn't need any of us. He can do it himself but he enjoys the fact people support him, want to work with him and give him direction," he said. "He does take on board what everybody says but at the end he makes the decisions. That's what makes him a special, multiple global champion." Who are the Brits to look out for? 10 Brits to watch at the World Championships

London 2017 World Championships, live updates: Opening ceremony, Mo Farah's medal hunt and more

5:47PM "This is where my life changed" So said Mo Farah, when asked about returning the same stadium that forged it. “This is where I made my name. This is where it went from normal to ‘I’m Mo’ overnight. If I didn’t do what I did on this track, I wouldn’t matter would I?” Since securing the 5,000m and 10,000m double at London 2012, ‘Mo’ has not looked backed, nor has he been beaten - he has now won nine straight global titles, and is widely expected become the first athlete in history to make that ten tonight. The 10,000m will be a heavy-hitting finale to this evening’s curtain raiser, but there’s plenty to get through beforehand, not least the opening ceremony. Last time London did one of those, it was decent. That's coming up in just over 10 minutes time. Britain's Mo Farah takes a selfie during a training session before the World Athletics Championships in London Credit: AP 5:45PM Preview What is it? Usain Bolt will run his final competitive race in the men's 4x100m relay next Sunday, as the Jamaican calls time on his illustrious career. Before then, though, Bolt will be hoping to qualify for the individual men's 100m final - his last solo effort. What time is the first round? Heats begin at 8.20pm. Should Bolt qualify for the final of the men's 100m, the Jamaican will compete in his last individual event at 9:45pm on Saturday evening.  Usain Bolt takes part in his final press conference before the start of the World Championships  Credit: PA  What TV channel is it on? The BBC have live coverage of the London World Athletics Championships. This 100m first round race will be on BBC One. Alternatively, you can follow the action here. Who is he up against? His main rivals are expected to be fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake, Justin Gatlin of the United States, Canadian Andre de Grasse and 21-year-old American Christian Coleman, who has the fastest time this year of 9.82 seconds. Speaking in his final press conference, Bolt said he wanted to be remembered as the ‘unstoppable’ fastest man in the world. Bolt has had an underwhelming season coming into the games and is only the joint-seventh fastest man over 100m in 2017. But Bolt moved to play down any fears over his form. "The last race I ran was a 9.95, so that shows I am going in the right direction. After the two rounds leading up to the 100m final, which always help me, it's all about who keeps their nerve," he said. Usain Bolt  Credit: AFP  "I have been here many times. I know I am ready." “Along with Beijing in 2008, these are the best crowds I’ve ever seen,” he said.  “In 2012, London came out even for the morning sessions. I’ve never seen that before."

FILE PHOTO - Conductor Simon Rattle takes part in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium

FILE PHOTO - Conductor Simon Rattle takes part in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo

FILE PHOTO - Conductor Simon Rattle takes part in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium

FILE PHOTO - Conductor Simon Rattle takes part in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo

FILE PHOTO - Conductor Simon Rattle takes part in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium

FILE PHOTO - Conductor Simon Rattle takes part in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo

London 2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

Olympics - London 2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony - Olympic Park, Stratford, London - 27/7/12 General view of the Red Arrows flying over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Steven Paston Livepic

Ratings: Olympics Opening Ceremony Down 35 Percent From London 2012

NBC’s coverage of the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Friday scored a 16.5 rating in metered-market households, down 28 percent from London 2012 and marking the lowest overnight number since Barcelona 1992 (which also mustered a 16.5). Final numbers have Friday’s ceremony drawing 26.5 million total viewers, down […]

Let’s get the party started! Rio readies for Olympic Opening Ceremony

Samba rhythms are in full swing in Rio de Janeiro, with the Olympic torch almost ready to enter the famed Maracana football stadium to get the Games officially underway on Friday. Brazil wants all the controversies, problems and protests forgotten. Now it is time to party! There was certainly a carnival atmosphere in the iconic beach city on Thursday as the torch was paraded through Madureira, in Rio’s north zone, known for its traditional samba schools. Veteran samba singer Tia Surica was thrilled to receive the Olympic torch. “I parade in the Sambadrome (Rio’s Samba stadium), every year. But this was a surprise for me and it was very exciting, a feeling I will hold onto for the rest of my life,” she said. Friday night’s opening ceremony, showcasing samba, will be watched by 50,000 people in the arena and an estimated 3 billion around the world by television. When is the#Rio2016#OpeningCeremony and what time does it start in every country? https://t.co/1LPEisfd5y pic.twitter.com/0nUh65UycF— Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) 5 août 2016 Renato Sorriso, who danced at the London 2012 #ClosingCeremony, showed the #OlympicFlame how to Samba  pic.twitter.com/CkXnyhLFTO— Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) 3 août 2016 The 31st Summer Olympic Games, and the first ever in South America, will run until Aug. 21. Organisers are hoping the start of the Games will erase months of bad publicity for Rio – from polluted water to faulty plumbing at the athletes village to worries about the Zika virus – all against the backdrop of a brutal economic downturn. Brazilian football legend Pele is widely tipped to light the Olympic cauldron on Friday night although health problems may get in the way. The 75-year-old triple World Cup winner had hip surgery in December and needs a walking stick to get around.

Let’s get the party started! Rio readies for Olympic Opening Ceremony

Samba rhythms are in full swing in Rio de Janeiro, with the Olympic torch almost ready to enter the famed Maracana football stadium to get the Games officially underway on Friday. Brazil wants all the controversies, problems and protests forgotten. Now it is time to party! There was certainly a carnival atmosphere in the iconic beach city on Thursday as the torch was paraded through Madureira, in Rio’s north zone, known for its traditional samba schools. Veteran samba singer Tia Surica was thrilled to receive the Olympic torch. “I parade in the Sambadrome (Rio’s Samba stadium), every year. But this was a surprise for me and it was very exciting, a feeling I will hold onto for the rest of my life,” she said. Friday night’s opening ceremony, showcasing samba, will be watched by 50,000 people in the arena and an estimated 3 billion around the world by television. When is the#Rio2016#OpeningCeremony and what time does it start in every country? https://t.co/1LPEisfd5y pic.twitter.com/0nUh65UycF— Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) 5 août 2016 Renato Sorriso, who danced at the London 2012 #ClosingCeremony, showed the #OlympicFlame how to Samba  pic.twitter.com/CkXnyhLFTO— Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) 3 août 2016 The 31st Summer Olympic Games, and the first ever in South America, will run until Aug. 21. Organisers are hoping the start of the Games will erase months of bad publicity for Rio – from polluted water to faulty plumbing at the athletes village to worries about the Zika virus – all against the backdrop of a brutal economic downturn. Brazilian football legend Pele is widely tipped to light the Olympic cauldron on Friday night although health problems may get in the way. The 75-year-old triple World Cup winner had hip surgery in December and needs a walking stick to get around.

Let’s get the party started! Rio readies for Olympic Opening Ceremony

Samba rhythms are in full swing in Rio de Janeiro, with the Olympic torch almost ready to enter the famed Maracana football stadium to get the Games officially underway on Friday. Brazil wants all the controversies, problems and protests forgotten. Now it is time to party! There was certainly a carnival atmosphere in the iconic beach city on Thursday as the torch was paraded through Madureira, in Rio’s north zone, known for its traditional samba schools. Veteran samba singer Tia Surica was thrilled to receive the Olympic torch. “I parade in the Sambadrome (Rio’s Samba stadium), every year. But this was a surprise for me and it was very exciting, a feeling I will hold onto for the rest of my life,” she said. Friday night’s opening ceremony, showcasing samba, will be watched by 50,000 people in the arena and an estimated 3 billion around the world by television. When is the#Rio2016#OpeningCeremony and what time does it start in every country? https://t.co/1LPEisfd5y pic.twitter.com/0nUh65UycF— Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) 5 août 2016 Renato Sorriso, who danced at the London 2012 #ClosingCeremony, showed the #OlympicFlame how to Samba  pic.twitter.com/CkXnyhLFTO— Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) 3 août 2016 The 31st Summer Olympic Games, and the first ever in South America, will run until Aug. 21. Organisers are hoping the start of the Games will erase months of bad publicity for Rio – from polluted water to faulty plumbing at the athletes village to worries about the Zika virus – all against the backdrop of a brutal economic downturn. Brazilian football legend Pele is widely tipped to light the Olympic cauldron on Friday night although health problems may get in the way. The 75-year-old triple World Cup winner had hip surgery in December and needs a walking stick to get around.

Let’s get the party started! Rio readies for Olympic Opening Ceremony

Samba rhythms are in full swing in Rio de Janeiro, with the Olympic torch almost ready to enter the famed Maracana football stadium to get the Games officially underway on Friday. Brazil wants all the controversies, problems and protests forgotten. Now it is time to party! There was certainly a carnival atmosphere in the iconic beach city on Thursday as the torch was paraded through Madureira, in Rio’s north zone, known for its traditional samba schools. Veteran samba singer Tia Surica was thrilled to receive the Olympic torch. “I parade in the Sambadrome (Rio’s Samba stadium), every year. But this was a surprise for me and it was very exciting, a feeling I will hold onto for the rest of my life,” she said. Friday night’s opening ceremony, showcasing samba, will be watched by 50,000 people in the arena and an estimated 3 billion around the world by television. When is the#Rio2016#OpeningCeremony and what time does it start in every country? https://t.co/1LPEisfd5y pic.twitter.com/0nUh65UycF— Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) 5 août 2016 Renato Sorriso, who danced at the London 2012 #ClosingCeremony, showed the #OlympicFlame how to Samba  pic.twitter.com/CkXnyhLFTO— Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) 3 août 2016 The 31st Summer Olympic Games, and the first ever in South America, will run until Aug. 21. Organisers are hoping the start of the Games will erase months of bad publicity for Rio – from polluted water to faulty plumbing at the athletes village to worries about the Zika virus – all against the backdrop of a brutal economic downturn. Brazilian football legend Pele is widely tipped to light the Olympic cauldron on Friday night although health problems may get in the way. The 75-year-old triple World Cup winner had hip surgery in December and needs a walking stick to get around.

Kuwait's flag bearer Fehaid Aldeehani holds the national flag as he leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadiu

Kuwait's flag bearer Fehaid Aldeehani holds the national flag as he leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Russian athletes participate in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the Olympic Stadium

Russian athletes participate in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the Olympic Stadium August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Olivia Harris

Russian athletes participate in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the Olympic Stadium

Russian athletes participate in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the Olympic Stadium August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Olivia Harris

File photograph of British physicist Stephen Hawking in the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games

British physicist Stephen Hawking sits in the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, in this file photograph dated August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Toby Melville/files

File photograph of British physicist Stephen Hawking in the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games

British physicist Stephen Hawking sits in the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, in this file photograph dated August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Toby Melville/files

File photograph of British physicist Stephen Hawking in the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games

British physicist Stephen Hawking sits in the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, in this file photograph dated August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Toby Melville/files

File photograph of British physicist Stephen Hawking in the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games

British physicist Stephen Hawking sits in the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, in this file photograph dated August 29, 2012. Hawking has joined more than 150 top scientists in calling for Britain to stay in the European Union, saying that leaving would be "a disaster for UK science and universities". REUTERS/Toby Melville/files

Japan's flag bearer Yoshida holds the national flag as she leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium

Japan's flag bearer Saori Yoshida holds the national flag as she leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Japan's flag bearer Yoshida holds the national flag as she leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium

Japan's flag bearer Saori Yoshida holds the national flag as she leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Japan's flag bearer Saori Yoshida holds the national flag as she leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium

Japan's flag bearer Saori Yoshida holds the national flag as she leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

File photo shows an image of actor Charlie Chaplin projected onto a structure during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium, Britain

Image of actor Charlie Chaplin is projected onto a structure during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium, Britain in this July 27, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files

File photo shows an image of actor Charlie Chaplin projected onto a structure during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium, Britain

Image of actor Charlie Chaplin is projected onto a structure during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium, Britain in this July 27, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files

File photo shows an image of actor Charlie Chaplin projected onto a structure during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium, Britain

Image of actor Charlie Chaplin is projected onto a structure during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium, Britain in this July 27, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files

File photo shows an image of actor Charlie Chaplin projected onto a structure during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium, Britain

Image of actor Charlie Chaplin is projected onto a structure during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium, Britain in this July 27, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files

File photo shows an image of actor Charlie Chaplin projected onto a structure during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium, Britain

Image of actor Charlie Chaplin is projected onto a structure during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium, Britain in this July 27, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files

File photo shows an image of actor Charlie Chaplin projected onto a structure during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium, Britain

Image of actor Charlie Chaplin is projected onto a structure during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium, Britain in this July 27, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files

File photo shows an image of actor Charlie Chaplin projected onto a structure during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium, Britain

Image of actor Charlie Chaplin is projected onto a structure during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium, Britain in this July 27, 2012 file photo. To match FILM-CHAPLIN/ REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files

File photo go fireworks exploding over Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of London 2012 Paralympic Games

Fireworks explode over the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, August 29, 2012. Picture taken August 29 REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/Files

File photo of France's triathlon competitor Vidal attending a ceremony to mark the 100 day point before the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games

File photo of France's triathlon competitor Laurent Vidal attending a ceremony to mark the 100 day point before the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games, in Paris April 18, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

New Zealand's flag bearer Nick Willis holds the national flag as he leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium

New Zealand's flag bearer Nick Willis holds the national flag as he leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Conductor Simon Rattle takes part in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium

Conductor Simon Rattle takes part in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/Files

Conductor Simon Rattle takes part in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium

Conductor Simon Rattle takes part in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Conductor Simon Rattle takes part in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium

Conductor Simon Rattle takes part in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Conductor Simon Rattle takes part in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium

Conductor Simon Rattle takes part in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Conductor Simon Rattle takes part in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium

Conductor Simon Rattle takes part in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach