Sir Chris Hoy: 'A moment I will remember forever'

Sir Chris Hoy, who was the flag bearer for the British Olympic team, has tweeted:

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WOW! So lucky to have experienced that, what a privilege. A moment I will remember forever.

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Queen visits Olympic village

The Queen has opened the Games after an actor dressed as Her Majesty parachuted into the stadium. Seven British Olympic hopefuls carried the Torch around the stadium and lit copper petals representing the 204 competing nations to form a cauldron.