This is exciting! Yesterday, the Olympic Flame was lit by rays of the sun caught in a mirror. It was transferred to an urn, then to a Greek torch before being passed on to a London 2012 torch for the first leg of a relay around Greece, the home of the ancient Olympics. On 18th May it heads to the UK for the Olympic Torch Relay. I plan to see the torch when it goes through my town!
Fittingly, the ceremony was conducted by Greeks dressed in ancient costume and took place at the Temple Of Hera in Olympia. When the flames had been passed to the urn, it was carried to the ancient Olympic stadium where it was transferred to the torch.
It’s getting close now!