The Princess Royal receives the Olympic flame
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London 2012: Olympic flame handed over to UK in Athens

17 May 2012 Last updated at 18:30 BST

The Olympic flame has been handed over to organisers of the London Games at a ceremony beneath a rainbow in Athens.

The President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, Spyros Capralos, passed the flame to Princess Anne, president of the British Olympic Association in the Panathenaic Stadium.

A British delegation including David Beckham are due to fly with the torch to the UK on Friday.