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jueves, 17 de mayo de 2012

HRH THE PRINCESS ROYAL RECEIVES THE OLIMPIC FLAME

The Olympic Flame has been handed over to the London 2012 delegation, headed by President of the British Olympic Association HRH the Princess Royal, in a Ceremony at the Panathenaic Stadium in Greece.



Olympic Flame Handover Ceremony

Left to right: Spyros Capralos, Boris Johnson, The Princess Royal, David Beckham, Lord Coe and Hugh Robertson.


As the final part of the Greek leg of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, the handover of the Olympic Flame concluded its 3,000km, eight-day journey around the country.

Attended by President of the Hellenic Republic Mr Karolos Papoulias, the Ceremony featured addresses by President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos and Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) Seb Coe, before the Olympic Flame was handed over to Her Royal Highness.

Spyros Capralos said: ‘The Handover of the Olympic Flame is a key milestone for each Olympic Games as the Torch Relay rallies the world’s athletes to make their final preparations.
'After a fantastic eight-day Torch Relay around Greece we wish London and the whole of the UK well for a successful 70-day Torch Relay and Olympic Games.’
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