Olympic cauldron built in 'Bond-style gadget workshop' says architect as organisers vow to make giant flame carbon neutral
Olympic Opening Ceremony-London 2012. This series of photographs shows each of the 204 copper and steel petals of the Olympic cauldron being lit before being lifted up to form one giant flame. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick.
The Queen waves during an engagement - At 86 years of age she is the hardest worker I have ever known. Her part in the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony was truly fantastic and brought a tear of happiness to my eye! I am very proud to be English and celebrated her Diamond Jubilee celebrations earlier this year too. Long live the Queen!
London 2012: Olympic torch to ride Derbyshire cable car during relay
The Olympic torch is to be taken on a cable car ride over Matlock Bath during the Derbyshire leg of its nationwide relay in the build-up to London 2012. A torchbearer will carry the flame on to the famous sky-ride at the Heights of Abraham on 29 June. The procession will arrive in Glapwell in the morning before heading to Bolsover, Calow and Chesterfield. The flame will then continue through Matlock, Darley Dale, Bakewell, Buxton and Ashbourne before arriving in Derby.