Four-time Olympic gold medalist Matthew Pinsent told Sky News today that carrying the Olympic flame on the royal rowbarge Gloriana during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant "has been great".
"It's a very special summer, and for the Gloriana to be part of the Jubilee and then this, is great."
The Olympic Flame takes to the River Thames this morning as part of its final leg.
Daybreak's Nick Dixon speaks to Sylvia Disley, in Hampton Court, who competed in the Games in London in 1948.
The Olympic flame will travel down the River Thames this morning on the royal rowbarge 'Gloriana.'
The team of oarsmen and women who will transport the flame in a cauldron to Tower Bridge include Olympic gold medal winner James Cracknell. Crowds have been gathering from early this morning to watch.
Cracknell won gold at the 200 Olympics in Sydney and the 2004 Olympics in Athens. He told ITV News that today was one of the first days he thought "what if" about his decision to retire from rowing.
After 69 days travelling the length and breadth of the UK, the Olympic Flame takes to the River Thames this morning as part of its final leg.
Starting from Hampton Court Palace, Olympic Rowing gold medallist Matthew Pinsent will carry the Flame on to the Royal Rowbarge, the Gloriana, named by Her Majesty as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The Rowbarge will be rowed down the Thames to Tower Bridge by 16 oarsmen and women, including Olympic Rowers James Cracknell and Jonny Searle.
Once on board, Pinsent will light a ceremonial cauldron, that will be used to light the torches of seven young torchbearers who will take it in turns to carry the flame, as the Gloriana travels down the Thames.
The final torchbearer will carry the flame to City Hall where it will remain out of public view until it appears at the opening ceremony.
Speaking soon after addressing thousands of revellers at a pop concert in Hyde Park, London's mayor Boris Johnson said he was relaxed about the Olympic Games:
Thousands of people turned out at Hyde Park in London to witness the Olympic cauldron being lit.