Nigeria’s John Amaechi Carries Olympic Torch in London

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The Olympic flame has begun its seven-day tour of London in the final countdown to the Olympic Games.

Crowds turned out in the sunshine as the flame set off from the Royal Greenwich Observatory before making its way to the Cutty Sark and Woolwich.

It was then taken to the top of the North Greenwich Arena where former Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci lit the torch of basketball star John Amaechi.

The relay’s youngest and oldest runners are among the day’s 143 torchbearers.

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