Friday, May 11, 2012

LONDON 2012: OLYMPIC TORCH LIT IN GREECE


The flame for the London 2012 torch relay and Olympic Games has been lit during a ceremony amid the Temple of Hera ruins, by the ancient Olympic Games stadium in Olympia, Greece.
It was kindled by actress Ino Menegaki, playing a high priestess, who caught the sun's rays in a parabolic mirror.

Chairman of the London games organisers, Locog, Lord Coe, International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge and Hellenic Olympic Committee president Spyros Capralos were in Olympia for the moment that marks the countdown to London 2012.

The flame flies to Britain on Friday 18 May for a 70-day relay around the United Kingdom.

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