Team GB's male artistic gymnasts qualified for their first Olympic men's team gymnastics final in 88 years.
The five gymnasts, Kristian Thomas, Daniel Purvis, Louis Smith, Max Whitlock and Sam Oldham finished third in the qualifying rounds behind the United States and Russia while beating reigning Olympic champions China.
I have goosebumps! I'm so proud to be British!
Awesome start #proudtobeBritish
Loving this! Amazing show! Will it be released on DVD?! Forgot to record it!
Chorus of Jerusalem can be heard around the village from the GB athletes. Excited now!
Not all of the British athletes are taking part in this evening's Opening Ceremony. Handball player Chris McDermott tweeted this photograph of himself having an ice bath.
British archer Alison Williamson tweeted this photograph of herself with the Olympic town crier. This will be the sixth Olympic Games Alison has competed in.
Hockey player Nick Catlin and team mates take front row seats at the Olympics Opening Ceremony from the comfort of their own home as he tweeted this picture
So excited to watch the opening ceremony..!! Can't believe the olympics are in my home town.!!! Shabba!!!