Ding dong! British cyclist Bradley Wiggins rings the Olympic Bell  http://www.roehampton-online.com/About%20Us/Roehampton%20London.aspx?4231900

Ding dong! British cyclist Bradley Wiggins rings the Olympic Bell http://www.roehampton-online.com/About%20Us/Roehampton%20London.aspx?4231900

Roger Bannister breaking the 4-minute barrier. "Running has given me a glimpse of the greatest freedom a man can ever know."

On the day a host of Olympic icons carried the flame, who cooked up the idea of handing Heston and Raymond the torch as well?

Roger Bannister breaking the 4-minute barrier. "Running has given me a glimpse of the greatest freedom a man can ever know."

Handover: British Royal Marine Commando Martyn Williams (right) hands the Olympic Flame to the next runner Dame Kelly Holmes after its arrival at the Tower of London

Bobby rockers: Dancing policeman gets into the Olympic spirit as he cavorts for people along the torch route

Handover: British Royal Marine Commando Martyn Williams (right) hands the Olympic Flame to the next runner Dame Kelly Holmes after its arrival at the Tower of London

Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world, carried the flame through Greenwich

Bobby rockers: Dancing policeman gets into the Olympic spirit as he cavorts for people along the torch route

Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world, carried the flame through Greenwich

Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins opens the Olympic Opening Ceremony by ringing a giant bell

Britain fires up the world: London gets the 2012 Games under way with the Greatest Show On Earth (rounded off by Macca, of course)

Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins opens the Olympic Opening Ceremony by ringing a giant bell

Michael Johnson at Salisbury Cathedral, 12 July 2012

In pictures: Torch relay day 55

Michael Johnson at Salisbury Cathedral, 12 July 2012

David Beckham holds the Olympic torch during the ceremony to mark the arrival of the Olympic flame to Britain from Greece, at RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall, England, Friday May 18, 2012.

David Beckham holds the Olympic torch during the ceremony to mark the arrival of the Olympic flame to Britain from Greece, at RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall, England, Friday May 18, 2012.

Britain's Andy Murray holds the Olympic Flame on Centre Court at Wimbledon on Day 66 of the Olympic Torch Relay.

Britain's Andy Murray holds the Olympic Flame on Centre Court at Wimbledon on Day 66 of the Olympic Torch Relay.

The Olympic Cauldron burns, lit by seven young athletes, chosen for their promise by British sporting legends

Britain fires up the world: London gets the 2012 Games under way with the Greatest Show On Earth (rounded off by Macca, of course)

The Olympic Cauldron burns, lit by seven young athletes, chosen for their promise by British sporting legends

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