The Olympics are about pageantry, national pride, lifelong dreams and competitive ideals. And they're about medals.
That's where this slideshow comes in: medals—who's expected to win them and who does win them on Day 1 of medal competition at the London Games, July 28.
Bleacher Report's predictions for the day's medal winners are based on research of the picks from Sports Illustrated and USA Today, event previews at SI.com and Yahoo, information from sport-specific websites and the expertise of Bleacher Report's Olympic writers.
Throughout the day, this slideshow will update with the actual winners of each event.