The Games of the XXX Olympiad got underway in London with glamorous ceremony called “The Isles of Wonder”.
Some 10,500 athletes from 205 National Olympic Committees will compete during the
17-day festival of sports excellence, among them 115 Serbian athletes in 15 sports.
Nole, the 2011 World Sportsman of the Year, proudly carried Serbia’s flag in parade of nations at the Olympic stadium.
“I’ll never forget the last night’s spectacle! The excitement, adrenaline, the atmosphere – everything was just perfect! A great, positive energy was felt among athletes, as well as among the massive audience. I haven’t felt anything like that in a long time and I’m still under the strong impression. It really gave us a special motivation boost for the start of the games. Andrija Zlatic won the first medal for our country! Let’s go Serbia!!! Idemo!”
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