"The Olympic flame will be lit at the Temple of Hera in Olympia on 10 May and will travel round other parts of Greece before being presented to the London organisers in the Panathenaic Stadium, Athens, on 17 May in an hour-long evening ceremony.The following day, it will be flown in a gold-painted British Airways Airbus 319 - flight number BA2012 - to RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall.
It will travel in a ceremonial lantern, secured in a cradle, fixed to a seat.
On the morning of 19 May, it will be flown by helicopter to Land's End, from where it will be carried round the UK by 8,000 people over 8,000 miles for 70 days, ending at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford for the Games opening ceremony on 27 July."
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