Lord Sebastian Coe addresses Olympic Flame ceremony

Spyros Capralos, the president of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games, Lord Sebastian Coe address the stadium before the Olympic Flame handover formally takes place.

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Olympic flame lit

The countdown the Olympic Games in London has begun with the lighting of the Olympic flame at the Temple of Hera in Olympia, Greece, where the ancient Games took place.