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|Olympic Flame Burns for London
- Torch relay to ignite spirit of the games
THE OLYMPIC flame will burn through London on Saturday on its route around various world cities in the build-up to the Athens Games later this summer.
"This is the first time that the Olympic Flame has visited Britain since 1948," said London Mayor Ken Livingstone. "It is a great honour for London."
As it's the middle weekend of the Wimbledon tennis tournament, the flame is to start its journey on Centre Court and will then be carried through large parts of the capital including the British Olympic Committee HQ at Wandsworth, Clapham Common, Brixton, Camberwell Green, Greenwich Park, Canary Wharf, Brick Lane, City Hall, Bankside, the Natural History Museum and Soho.
In the evening, to celebrate he flame's arrival, a free concert is taking place on The Mall featuring the likes of James Brown, Jamelia, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and Will Young.