Let the Games Begin! A Gallery of Sporting Images

David Beckham on a boat dressed like 007, The Queen parachuting into the stadium, Dizzee Rascal, JK Rowling, The NHS, rocket packs, Mr Bean and real live sheep. Blimey. After an epic opening ceremony you could be forgiven if you momentarily forgot that the next two weeks are all about sport. Focus people, FOCUS! The collection of images below reminds us of the years of training, commitment, sweat and tears behind the coming bombardment of athleticism. It’s also designed to honor everyone (professional or not) with a dedication to their chosen sport. So before we all get struck down with Olympic fatigue, sit back and enjoy a collection of images celebrating all things sporting.