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London’s lavish Olympics opening ceremony is getting under way. We’re promised a three-hour extravaganza, showcasing the best of British, in a quirky kind of way.

There’s been huge interest in who is going to light the Olympic cauldron, at the end of the Olympic torch’s journey. The Queen? David Beckham? James Bond? The smart money is on Roger Bannister, the Englishman who first ran a mile in under four minutes. He’s now in his 80s…

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