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 Olympic torch relay? Believe it or not it was all Adolf Hitler's flaming idea
GUY WALTERS reveals the fascinating story of the Olympic flame, including its links with the 1936 Berlin Games where Hitler is pictured with Tilly Fleischer who picked up the first gold medal for Germany.
Led by HRH the Princess Royal carrying the Olympic Flame in a lantern, Seb Coe, Minister for Sport and the Olympics Hugh Robertson, Mayor Boris Johnson, London 2012 ambassador David Beckham and the five UK youth representatives departed the Stadium for a reception at the British Ambassador’s residence, where the Olympic Flame will remain overnight