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Olympic flame rides the Tube

The Olympic flame has taken the Tube as it continues its week-long journey through the capital. A total of 144 torchbearers, including rower James Cracknell and skier Chemmy Alcott, carried the flame 43 miles across London.

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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

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