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Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee, speaks during the torch lighting ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece May 10, 2012
Thursday, May. 10, 2012

Open quoteThis flame will travel from the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games to the country that gave us the spirit of fairplay.Close quote

  • the International Olympic Committee President, on the lighting of the Olympic torch in Olympia, Greece. The flame arrives in Britain on May 18 for a 70-day relay
Photo: Mal Langsdon / Reuters | Source: The Guardian