NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 27, 2012
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(London: Chris Jansing) The kick-off of the Games and the excitement across Britain featured; scenes shown of bells ringing, the torch on a boat on the River Thames, First Lady Michelle Obama with soccer star David Beckham, cheerleaders, a reception with the Queen at Buckingham Palace, a legally blind South Korean archer, fans. [QUEEN – declares the games open.] [FAN, ceremony director Danny BOYLE – comment.] Photos tweeted by US athletes, including men gymnasts and women basketball players, shown; Tweets quoted.
(London: Brian Williams) The Olympic “firsts” with every nation having women athletes and the women outnumbering men on the US team noted; scenes shown of Michelle Obama with royal family members and American athletes. [OBAMA – comments on her father and the significance of the Games.]
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