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Olympic history: London 1948

The opening ceremony of the London 1948 Olympic games. Add Around The Rings on www.Twitter.com/AroundTheRings & www.Facebook.com/AroundTheRings for the latest info on the #Olympics.

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Best cauldron ever! 204 copper and steel petals of the Olympic cauldron being lit before being lifted up to form one giant flame designed by Thomas Heatherwick

Olympic cauldron built in 'Bond-style gadget workshop' says architect as organisers vow to make giant flame carbon neutral

Best cauldron ever! 204 copper and steel petals of the Olympic cauldron being lit before being lifted up to form one giant flame designed by Thomas Heatherwick

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Heatherwick Olympic cauldron lit by young hopefuls

Seven young British athletes who lit the London 2012 Games cauldron were each nominated by UK Olympic champions.

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The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) confirmed arrangements for the Olympic Flame’s final journey down the River Thames on Friday 27 July and a selection of highlights for its seven-day journey around the capital.

Torchbearer Matthew Watkinson passes the Olympic Flame to Torchbearer Charles Krivanek in front of Kenilworth Castle during Day 44 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.