Flame for London Games begins British torch relay
May 19 , 2012
The flame for the London Games has begun a 70-day torch relay around Britain.
Triple Olympic gold medallist sailor Ben Ainslie will carry it on the first leg from Land's End on the south-west tip of England.
The Olympic torch arrived on British soil on Friday after David Beckham stepped off a special flight from the Games birthplace of Greece to light a cauldron with its flame.
The British Airways 'Firefly' Flight 2012 from Athens landed at the Culdrose naval air station with Britain's Princess Anne, Games chairman Seb Coe and the former England soccer captain among the delegation.
The Games start on July 27.
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