Mary Lou Retton described her as the top gymnast in history. Tonight Rio opens the games that could be Simone Biles’ olympics.

+ “Hundreds of analysts, law enforcement and special operations personnel are already on the ground in Rio de Janeiro.” Let’s hope they leave with a gold medal.

+ Controversies, mosquito-transmitted viruses, sewage in the water. This might sound like bad news for Rio. But it’s been great for NBC.

+ And don’t miss the video look at Rio’s favelas from Epic and Google.

+ I’m pretty sure The New Yorker already won the opening ceremonies.