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Olympic flame handed over

The Olympic Flame has been handed to a British delegation including David Beckham and Boris Johnson in Athens.

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Olympic Flame to be handed over in Greece

The Olympic Flame was lit in Olympia by an actress playing the role of High Priestess Credit: Reuters/John Kolesidis

The Olympic Flame will be handed over to a British delegation including David Beckham in Athens later today.

Since the flame was lit in Olympia on 10th May it has been carried in an eight day relay across Greece.

After the handover ceremony in the Panathenaic Stadium, home of the 1896 Athens Games, the flame will be flown to the UK on a special plane, named the Firefly.

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