The Olympic torch has arrived in London, and so has Matt. Monday marked TODAY's first live broadcast from the Olympic park … emphasis on live.
There were a few surprises this morning: Bob Costas almost missed his interview ("They called me 32 minutes ago!" he shouted. "You sound like Don Rickles," teased Matt.). Then, a group of U.S. athletes just wandered onto the set, more or less, for an impromptu chat ("What are you doing here?" Matt asked a seemingly random group of Americans, who replied that they were the diving team).
But at least the weather is going smoothly -- it's been sunny in London for the first time in weeks. The full TODAY crew will join Matt on Wednesday before Friday’s opening ceremonies.
Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor.