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James Cracknell praises Prince Harry's charity visit

James Cracknell has said that Prince Harry's visit to Headway a charity which helps those with brain injuries, will help raise the profile of the charity and the cause.

He said: "one of the things about brain injury is the hidden illness. If you're walking, talking, people think you're OK.

"With the profile a royal visit brings so many more people will have heard of Headway."

Cracknell won gold at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney and the 2004 Olympics in Athens. James suffered a brain injury in a near fatal accident after being struck from behind by a truck while cycling through Arizona in 2010.

Daley Thompson lights the Olympic cauldron

Former decathlete Daley Thompson lit the Olympic cauldron tonight in Alexandra Palace, north London. It's not far from where he used to train alongside Seb Coe, the chair of London 2012.

Former decathlete Daley Thompson Credit: PA Wire
Daley Thompson trained in north London in the 1980s Credit: PA Wire
Thompson won two Olympic gold medals during his career Credit: PA Wire

Prince of Wales welcomes the Olympic Torch to Tottenham

The Prince of Wales saw the Olympic Flame for himself today in one of the areas worst hit by last summer's riots. He was joined by the Duchess of Cornwall in Tottenham.

Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales with Torchbearers 127 Jay Kamiraz and 129 Scott Moorhouse Credit: PA Wire
Duchess of Cornwall speaking with Torchbearer 129 Scott Moorhouse Credit: PA Wire
Prince of Wales watching the Olympic lame on the Torch Relay leg between Enfield and Haringey Credit: PA Wire

Gold medal rower 'soaks up' Olympic atmosphere

James Cracknell carries Olympic Torch through Kingston in south-west London. Credit: ITV London

James Cracknell won two Olympic Gold Medals and six World Championship titles during his rowing career, but today he added another accolade - carrying the Torch through Kingston-upon-Thames in south-west London.

Afterwards he spoke about Olympic spirit, his family and shared his predictions for this years rowing team.

Watch the interview with James Cracknell on ITV London.


Kew Gardens celebrates Olympic torch with floral tribute

Oli Golding holds the flame at the centre of the floral logo. Credit: Joe Giddens/LOCOG/PA Wire

London's Kew Gardens put on an impressive floral display for the arrival of the Olympic torch.

Around 20,000 plants were used to create the iconic Olympic rings, which can be appreciated by flight passengers arriving into the city ahead of the Games.

Emerging British tennis hopeful Oli Golding had the honour of holding the flame aloft at the famous botanical gardens.

The 18-year-old, who hails from nearby Twickenham, was a child actor before he pursued a sporting career.

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