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Olympic Torch last leg complete

On the final day of the Olympic Torch relay, the flame visited Hampton Court Palace and travelled on the royal rowbarge Gloriana. It will then be kept at City Hall before its appearance at the opening ceremony, completing its 8,000 mile journey.

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'Over 14 million people went to see Olympic flame'

The Olympic Cabinet Committee have reported today that the Olympic opening ceremony will be one of the "biggest diplomatic events" ever in the UK. Discussing the final preparations for the Games, the Committee concluded:

  • Approximately 14.3 million people have lined the streets to see the Olympic Flame. The Flame today travels on the River Thames between Hampton Court and London Bridge.
  • 24,657 Games Family members have now arrived in the UK (including just over 7,000 athletes).

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