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Greece: Olympic Flame Lit in Ancient Olympia

Categories: Western Europe, Greece, United Kingdom, Arts & Culture, Citizen Media, Sport
Following the traditional ceremony, the Olympic flame was lit [1] at the Hera Temple of Ancient Olympia. The high-priestess, Ino Menegaki, delivered the flame to the first runner, world champion Greek swimmer Spyros Giannotis [2]. The Flame will travel to London for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.