Olympic torch carried outside the Acropolis
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Olympic flame to be handed over for London 2012

The Olympic flame is due to be handed over to organisers of the London Games at a ceremony in Athens.

Since it was lit in Olympia on 10 May the flame has been carried in a week-long relay across Greece.

After receiving the flame in the Panathenaic Stadium, a British delegation including David Beckham will fly with the torch to the UK on Friday.

Organisers of the London 2012 games hope the torch relay will help ignite enthusiasm for the games amongst people in Britain.

James Pearce reports.

  • 17 May 2012
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