Princess Anne, Princess Royal (R) holds aloft the Olympic flame
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Olympic torch handed over to UK in Athens

The Olympic flame has been formally handed over to Britain at a ceremony in Athens.

David Beckham and the mayor of London, Boris Johnson were part of an official delegation led by Princess Anne that travelled to Greece to collect the torch.

The flame will be taken around the UK on a 70-day relay before the Games begin.

David Bond reports.

  • 17 May 2012
  • From the section UK
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