Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales and Al Roker were all live from London on Wednesday, the first day of the 2012 Olympic Games.
"Today" kicked off its Olympic coverage on Monday, with Matt Lauer reporting live from Olympic Park. The rest of the anchors arrived early Wednesday morning. Roker tweeted pictures from the plane and of other city sights, writing, "Guess we're here for the Olympics."
On Wednesday, the team opened the show in front of the London Bridge. Lauer sat down with Michael Phelps, Mayor Boris Johnson spoke about security at the games (and also appeared biking down the street) and Roker got some fencing lessons from Olympian Mariel Zagunis.
NBC has planned an unprecedented amount of coverage for the games, of which "Today" will be a key part.
On Tuesday, the other anchors offered Guthrie some advice for her first Olympics. Morales advised her not to wear spandex for any spot that would live on in archives, referring to a segment that Roker and Lauer did in 2008. The show cut to the footage in question, showing the two performing a gymnastics routine to Gary Wright's "Dream Weaver." Yes, that happened.
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