From 10-17 May, the Torch Relay travelled across Greece, ending at the Panathinaiko Stadium (Kalimarmaro), the site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, were the President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, Spyros Capralos, passed the flame to Princess Anne.
The British delegation, led by British Olympic Association President and LOCOG Board Member HRH The Princess Royal, Chair of LOCOG Seb Coe, Minister for Sport and the Olympics Hugh Robertson and Mayor of London Boris Johnson, departed from Athens International Airport to RNAS Culdrose with the torch on Friday on flight BA2012. The plane has been named The Firefly following a competition, which attracted more than 1,000 entries, for young people at schools and colleges. It took nine days and 250 litres of gold, white and four shades of yellow paint to decorate it.
Torchbearers will carry the Flame through more than 1,000 cities, towns and villages in the UK