The Opening Ceremony was brilliant! The team joined with another from the UK and paraded around a packed arena in front of thousands and thousands of people, sang the national anthem and enjoyed a spectacular firework display.
It was followed by the international party where we met our buddy team from Kentucky - who are lovely. The kids are getting on with them really well, and some particularly interesting conversations have sprung up. Including:
"Do you have Easter in America?"
"Is Barack Obama your king?"
"Does Kentucky fried chicken come from Kentucky, and did that guy with the beard really exist?"
Bed now ready for rehearsals tomorrow.