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MUCH of the Great British team did not take part in the opening ceremony procession last night as they prepare to compete.

The athletics team which includes gold medal hopes such as Sheffield’s Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah are remaining at a warm weather training camp in Portugal.

Those competing in other sports taking place in the first two days of the games also missed last night’s ceremony on the advice of their performance directors.

This includes some of the biggest names in the team including sailor Ben Ainslee who was in Weymouth yesterday, swimmer Rebecca Adlington and the Queen’s grand-daughter Zara Phillips.