Let the games commence


And so the Olympic flame is back in Britain for the first time since 1948.

Its arrival follows a week of pageantry in Greece, culminating in the flame from Mt Olympus being transferred to a British torch (which promptly went out) whilst an austerity-sized package of 5 doves were released into the air.

The British delegation comprised a rather unlikely and eclectic team including flamboyant/crazy London mayor Boris Johnson, Lord Coe (or ‘Seb’ to the rest of us), Princess Anne and, of course, David Beckham.

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