The details about the opening ceremony have been released. Oh. My. Goodness. A Meadow. With Animals. Real animals. This could be a whole load of crap – and you can take that one of two ways. Or both. One can but hope that it has a few twists and the odd special effect here and there. One thing is for sure, this will not be ‘a Beijing’. I know times are tough and things have to be to a budget, but surely we could have thought up something a bit more imaginitive than this. Then again, by setting our hopes and expectations so low, it does make it easier to spring a pleasant surprise.