The opening ceremony appears to have changed public scepticism about whether the London Olympics represent value for money for British taxpayers according to a ComRes poll for The Independent.
Some 50% of people questioned believe that the Olympics will be worth the £9.3bn being spent from the public purse.
Opinion has turned round since ComRes tested the same idea in March, when only 40% of people thought the Games would be worth it.
The latest poll suggests that last Friday’s opening ceremony made the public feel more positive about the Games.
Only 43% of those questioned on Friday before the ceremony began at 9pm agreed the Olympics would be worth the money, but the proportion rose to 53% amongst those questioned after 9pm and over the rest of the weekend.
Spectators talk of the joy they felt watching Team GB win a bronze medal in the men's team gymnastics event.
Louis Smith has tweeted his amazement at having won a team bronze medal today:
Oh my god did we actually just do that :)
Plymouth student Ruta Meilutyte claimed a gold medal for Lithuania in the 100 metres breaststroke tonight. The 15-year-old led from start to finish to touch in one minute 05.47 seconds.
You can find out more on the ITV News Westcountry website.
Kim Un Guk triumphed to win gold in style for North Korea in an exciting men's 62kg competition which saw Olympic and world weightlifting records smashed.
Kim took up a snatch of 153kg, which broke the Olympic record and equalled the world best, with a clean and jerk of 174kg, providing him with a stunning personal best total of 327, which also eclipsed both records.
Hannah Miley has made it through to the finals in the 200m individual medley after coming second in the semi finals.
British swimmer Liam Tancock came 5th in the men's 100m backstroke at the Aquatics Centre, the gold was won by American Matt Grevers.
Third at the halfway mark, the Exeter-born swimmer fell just short as he touched in 53.35 seconds with Grevers' winning time 52.16.
Hannah Miley will go through to the women's 200 individual medley semi finals due to start shortly.
After setting a new British weightlifting record Zoe Smith told ITV News that she felt "overwhelmed" by her achievement.
Although she only finished 12th in the women's 58kg, the 18-year-old, competing in the B group, set the new British clean and jerk record (121kg) and new personal best total (211kg) in her first Olympics. She remarked on the "unbelievable reception" she received from the home crowd.
Sam Oldham's father Bob told ITV News: "We just can’t believe it. Sam was badly injured and didn’t come back until April, so to get in the team AND get a medal is just fantastic. It’s been 10-15 years of hard work and early mornings in the gym … but this makes it all worth while"