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London Olympic Flame

from Mail Online

Olympic cauldron built in 'Bond-style gadget workshop' says architect as organisers vow to make giant flame carbon neutral

Best cauldron ever! 204 copper and steel petals of the Olympic cauldron being lit before being lifted up to form one giant flame designed by Thomas Heatherwick


Amelia Hempleman-Adams poses with the Olympic Flame on top of a London Eye pod on the Torch Relay through London.


Olympics 2012: Carrying the flame

The Olympic flame during a hand-over on the leg between Cardigan/Aberteifi and Brynhoffnant on May 27 in Wales. The Olympic torch is on the ninth day of it's journey around the United Kingdom which will involve 8,000 torchbearers covering 8,000 miles. (Locog via Getty Images)

from BBC News

In pictures: Olympic opening ceremony

A group of seven young athletes light the Olympic Cauldron during the London Olympic Games 2012 Opening Ceremony


Mystery Solved: Why Rio Olympics’ cauldron is so tiny

Lightning the Olympic Cauldron is always the dramatic conclusion of the Opening Ceremony, as an honored athlete from the host nation completes the torch’s journey and sets it ablaze. The London one was a collection of a few dozen smaller cauldrons.


Actress Ino Menegaki plays a high priestess, right, and passes on the Olympic flame she has just lit using a concave mirror to concentrate the sun's rays, to a priestess holding a cauldron on Thursday in Ancient Olympia, Greece.


London 2012 Olympics: Lighting the Olympic Flame

London 2012 Olympics: Lighting the Olympic Flame - The Olympic Flame burns during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics Picture: AP