The 2012 London Olympics opened on Friday (Saturday morning in Manila) with a bang. The humour-filled ceremony was witnessed by 80,000 spectators at the London Olympic Stadium and more than one billion TV viewers around the world.
The Philippines first participated at the Olympic Games in 1924. The nation has competed at every Summer Olympics since then, except in 1980 when they join the American-led boycott of the games. Find out our Pinoy Olympians through the years and who are the 9 Filipinos in history to win an Olympic medal.