The torch is lit for Olympic sailor Ben Ainslie
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London 2012: Olympic torch is lit for relay start

The Olympic Torch Relay has got under way, marking the latest stage in the countdown to London 2012.

The Olympic flame, which arrived at RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall from Athens on Friday evening, set off from Land's End.

The torch was lit against a backdrop of the sea, for the start of the relay with triple Olympic gold medallist sailor Ben Ainslie.

Olympic Torch Relay

  • 19 May 2012
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