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Ebony young riders perform at horse show

Inside the venue at Olympia. Credit: ITN

Children from the Ebony Horse Club in Brixton got to perform at the London International Horse Show at Olympia. The club, which aims to help disadvantaged young people, is the official charity of the event.

Young rider Jack Smith competes alongside showjumper Roger-Yves Bost. Credit: ITN
The children from Ebony watch the action. Credit: ITN


Olympic Torchbearer tells her story

Jade Brede will be carrying the flame through Windsor on the 10th July she tells our reporter Marcus Powell why she is looking forward to being a torchbearer.

Jade Brede was hit by a car on her fifteenth birthday, sustaining serious brain injuries and was not expected to live. Overcoming all the odds, Jade survived her trauma and went to The Children's Trust for rehabilitation where she learned to adjust to living with a brain injury.

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Olympic flame to be lit in Greece

Lighting ceremony rehearsal in Olympia yesterday. Credit: PA

The Olympic flame is set to be lit in Greece later today. The Ritual of the Lighting Ceremony will take place at the Temple of Hera in ancient Olympia just before ten o'clock.

It's where the High Priestess and Priestesses enter the Ancient Stadium to light the flame and hand it over to the first Torchbearer.

The Opening of the Torch Relay kicks off half an hour later. The torch will begin it's journey to London in a week for the 2012 Games.