The opening ceremony wasn't the only thing to talk about in London on Friday, however, as several events got under way.

The opening ceremony wasn't the only thing to talk about in London on Friday, however, as several events got under way:

In what is sure to be one of the most memorable Olympic performances this summer in London, South Korean archer Im Dong-Hyun broke the archery world record for 72 arrows on Friday, accumulating a score of 699. What makes Im's performance so impressive is the fact that he suffers from severe myopia and is registered blind.

Senegal surprised Great Britain in a 1-1 draw to start the Olympic tournament for both squads. The appearance by Great Britain ended a 52-year absence by the squad, but Senegal did their best to spoil the celebration.

In soccer, anything can happen. Japan defeated heavily-favored Spain 1-0 on Thursday in each club’s first match of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Besides Brazil, the Spanish are considered the team to beat in London.

The celebration finished almost as quickly as the comeback itself. The recovery will have to be just as swift. The United States women's soccer team spent Thursday recovering from Wednesday's 4-2 win over France, a match that served as an emotional roller-coaster for the players and their fans.

NBC's coverage: Get tweet-by-tweet coverage from the Opening Ceremony of 2012 Games and reaction from viewers inside Olympic Stadium in London and around the world on our Twitter Tracker.

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