Britain's five times Olympic champion Steve Redgrave
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Steve Redgrave: Olympic atmosphere was 'amazing'

28 July 2012 Last updated at 11:20 BST

The 2012 Olympics have opened in London.

The Olympic flame was carried into the arena during the opening ceremony by Britain's five times Olympic champion Steve Redgrave.

The cauldron was then lit by seven young British athletes.

Steve Redgrave said the atmosphere was amazing and the next eight days would be very special.