MOSCOW, May 10 (RIA Novosti)
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Live broadcast is over. The flame for the 2012 Olympic Games in London will be lit in a ceremony in Greece on Thursday.
Watch the lighting ceremony at 9:20 GMT at EN.RIA.RU.
The ceremony will take place near the ruins of the Temple of Hera in Olympia. From there, it will be taken on a relay around the country before being handed over to London Olympic Games organizers at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens on May 17.
The stadium hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.
From there, the torch will travel to Britain for a 70-day relay which will culminate in the opening ceremony of the Games on July 27.
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