Spectacular Opening Ceremony

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Redgrave's proudest moment

Olympic legend Sir Steve Redgrave carries the torch into the Olympic stadium Credit: Owen Humphreys/POOL/PA Wire
Redgrave passes the flame to the next generation of Olympians Credit: Owen Humphreys/POOL/PA Wire

Olympic legend Sir Steve Redgrave, who also carried the flame in Henley in Oxfordshire two weeks ago, passed the torch to seven young athletes. They then simultaneously lit 200 kettles that rose together to form a breathtaking cauldron in the centre of London's Olympic Stadium.

Fireworks at the Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium, London Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

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