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Olympic moments which stopped the nation

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Eleanor Oldroyd Eleanor Oldroyd | 14:37 UK time, Monday, 25 July 2011

At every Olympic Games, there are moments when you know you've just witnessed sporting history - events you know you'll be talking about in 10, 20 even 30 years' time.

Some are predicted - hyped, even; others take you completely by surprise. They can be moments when everything goes perfectly right, or moments when everything goes horribly wrong.

As the one year countdown to London 2012 begins on 5 Live Sport this week, we've picked out eight of them to feature in a special programme.

We're calling it, "Moments Which Stopped the Nation".

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Who should light the London 2012 Olympic flame?

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Eleanor Oldroyd Eleanor Oldroyd | 20:30 UK time, Monday, 4 July 2011

What was the first thing that went through your mind when London won the right to host the 2012 Olympics?

Joy at the prospect of the greatest sporting show on earth being held in the UK? Concern at how much it was all going to cost? Or simply, as Paris was also in the running for the Games: "We beat the French!"?

For some, thoughts turned to the opening ceremony and the iconic moment when the cauldron is set ablaze.

And now that London 2012 is just over a year away, we can begin to ask: "Who should light the Olympic flame?"

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