British Olympic rower Steve Redgrave carried the torch into the stadium, before handing it over to seven budding young athletes who ignited copper petals around the cauldron. Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/olympics/906568-young-british-athletes-light-cauldron-at-olympics-opening-ceremony#ixzz21xIUcVrL
Torchbearer Sir Steve Redgrave stands with the Olympic Flame during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium. The rower won gold medals at five successive Olympic Games from 1988 to 2000. Sir Chris stands in front of Young Torchbearers, six talented athletes nominated by former British Olympic legends.