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Olympic flame transferred to Olympic torch for relay

The Olympic flame was abseiled down from a helicopter into the grounds of the Tower of London by Royal Marine Martin Williams last night. Once the Olympic flame had been transferred to an Olympic torch, Dame Kelly Holmes ran the first leg of the torch relay's home strait in London.

Dame Kelly Homes at Tower of London with Olympic torch
Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes holds Olympic torch aloft at the Tower of London

After the celebrations speeches and interviews were held with the Mayor of London Boris Johnson and those who had taken part in the ceremony. Our National website has more.

Find out where you can see the torch relay in London on Day 64 - Saturday 21st July by clicking here.

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Olympic flame re-lit from "mother flame"

Crowds take pictures of David Follett having his flame relit
Crowds take pictures of David Follett having his flame re-lit after the it went out due to a malfunctioning burner. Credit: Giddens/LOCOG/PA Wire

The Olympic torch went out for the first time today during the London 2012 relay, organisers confirmed.

The torch was attached to the side of para-badminton star David Follett's wheelchair in Great Torrington, Devon when the "malfunction" occurred.

'Malfunctioning burner' causes Olympic flame to blow out

A 'malfunctioning burner' has been blamed for the Olympic flame being extinguished during the third day of the Olympic torch relay.

It was attached to the side of para-badminton star David Follett's wheelchair in Great Torrington, Devon, when the flame blew out shortly before 10am.

A spokeswoman for LOCOG said: "It is not uncommon for a flame to go out and this can happen for a number of reasons, for example, in extreme winds."

A replacement torch was brought out from the convoy of vehicles and was lit from the mother flame.

"We keep the mother flame in specially designed miners' lanterns so, if the flame does go out for some reason on the relay, we relight it from the source of the flame," the spokeswoman added.

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