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.

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.

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The Olympic flame burns in the Olympic Stadium before the start of the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

The Olympic flame burns in the Olympic Stadium before the start of the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

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Athletes gathered near the Olympic flame at the closing.

Athletes gathered near the Olympic flame at the closing.

Greek Alpine skier Ioannis Antoniou has been named as the first torchbearer of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay once the torch has been lit in Ancient Olympia on 29 September. The ceremony will see several ‘priestesses’ perform a traditional celebration at the Temple of Hera in which the torch will be kindled by the light of the sun using a parabolic mirror.The torch will then begin its journey to the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, which will be held on 7…

Greek Alpine skier Ioannis Antoniou has been named as the first torchbearer of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay once the torch has been lit in Ancient Olympia on 29 September. The ceremony will see several ‘priestesses’ perform a traditional celebration at the Temple of Hera in which the torch will be kindled by the light of the sun using a parabolic mirror.The torch will then begin its journey to the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, which will be held on 7…

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