John Amaechi and Nadia Comaneci on North Greenwich Arena dome
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Torch relay: legendary gymnast Comaneci 'proud to be part'

The Olympic torch has begun its journey around London ahead of Friday's opening ceremony.

As part of the relay through the east of the capital, legendary Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci carried the flame onto the roof of the North Greenwich Arena, where it was taken on by former basketball player John Amaechi.

The venue will host gymnastics events and basketball during the Games.

Nadia Comaneci spoke after the torch handover.

  • 21 Jul 2012
  • From the section UK