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Venue: Olympic Stadium
Big story: The ceremonies are scheduled to commence at 9 p.m. in London, which is eight hours ahead of the West Coast, and viewers here will have to wait. NBC is broadcasting the prerecorded Opening Ceremonies in Southern California beginning at 7:30 p.m. PDT.
What to expect: Queen Elizabeth II will officially open the games. Team members from more than 200 nations will participate in the parade. A cast of 15,000 people under the direction of Oscar-winner Danny Boyle, of “Slumdog Millionaire” fame, will perform.