Gold medal rower 'soaks up' Olympic atmosphere

James Cracknell carries Olympic Torch through Kingston in south-west London. Credit: ITV London

James Cracknell won two Olympic Gold Medals and six World Championship titles during his rowing career, but today he added another accolade - carrying the Torch through Kingston-upon-Thames in south-west London.

Afterwards he spoke about Olympic spirit, his family and shared his predictions for this years rowing team.

Watch the interview with James Cracknell on ITV London.

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Olympic flame rides the Tube

The Olympic flame has taken the Tube as it continues its week-long journey through the capital. A total of 144 torchbearers, including rower James Cracknell and skier Chemmy Alcott, carried the flame 43 miles across London.