Welcome to the first day of the Olympic Food Challenge. The various food bloggers have been in training for months for this herculean feat, 19 days and 204 countries to eat from. There may be some false starts as people get into their stride, but this is a marathon not a sprint and we will all get there in the end.
The sport action kicked off with Women's football and a win for Team GB, the food action has kicked off with: Andorra, Palau, Paraguay, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands and Virgin Islands. Many other nations were cooked tonight and the relative blogs will be updated on here as soon as they are published.