Organisers hopeful of torch arrival at Opening Ceremony

Torchbearing team 102
Torchbearing team 102 carry the flame across the water. Credit: Danny Lawson/LOCOG/PA Wire

The Paralympic torch relay is running just over an hour late, but organisers remain hopeful it will make it to the Olympic Stadium in time for tonight's Opening Ceremony.

A Locog spokeswoman said time had been made up on the relay, having fallen at least two hours behind schedule before it even began the final London legs.

After racing around a series of the capital's landmarks, the torch was taken on a voyage from Lewisham to Greenwich aboard a boat on the Thames.

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Paralympic Torch journey

The Paralympic Torch is on its way from Stoke Mandeville to the Olympic park in Stratford for the opening ceremony of the Games.