Flame would be 'fantastic' for Thompson

Daley Thompson says it is a "fantastic honour" to be suggested as a candidate to light the Olympic flame at the London 2012 Games, but feels it is "a shame" that Seb Coe cannot be considered.

Thompson won decathlon gold at both the Los Angeles 1980 and Moscow 1984 Games, and UK Athletics Head Coach Charles van Commenee has given Thompson his backing for the role.