Although the Opening Ceromony is on the 27th July 2012, the London 2012 Games begins on the 25th July 2012, 1 year from today !
Oh yes, there are two Olympic events taking place before the Opening Ceremony on Friday 27th July 2012. One of these is the Archery, whose preliminary ranking round starts that morning at 9am. And the other is the Football, poor old unloved Football, whose matches kick off even earlier.
Thanks to DiamondGeezer