The schedule of events for the 2012 London Olympic Games has been released, with women's football kicking things off on July 25th, 2012 - two days before the official opening of the games
The 19-day event starts with a preliminary match for the women's football at 16:00 BST at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, with dates, times and prices for the Olympics published online early on Tuesday morning at http://.tickets.london2012.com.
6.6 million tickets will go on sale next month.
The first events to take place in London will be the unticketed men's and women's archery individual ranking round at Lord's cricket ground on July 27th, just a few hours before the formal opening ceremony takes place.
Over 4billion are expected to tune in.
London Olympic Organising Committee (LOCOG) chairman Sebastian Coe said: "Publishing the Olympic sports competition schedule means that everyone - athletes, coaches, spectators, broadcasters and everybody who wants to be part of London 2012 can now start planning their Games.
"The Olympic Games is the greatest show on earth. The world's greatest athletes in every one of the 26 Olympic sports are now honing their preparation to a specific point of time on a specific date in July and August 2012."
He added: "Families up and down the country can now plan their summer of 2012.
"Our message to the public is clear -- the superstars of twenty six world sports are coming to the UK and you have the chance to say 'I was there'."