Britain's greatest Olympian, Sir Steve Redgrave, has said that he was "very emotional" when he carried the Torch into the Olympic Stadium at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Games.
The five-times Olympic rowing champion told BBC Breakfast: "It was very special.
I must admit I probably knew about 10 days before. I'm looking forward now to not being asked questions such as 'Are you lighting the torch, or the cauldron?'
"I suppose the questions now will be 'Are you putting out the cauldron?' - I've not had that phone call yet."
He said that when he entered the stadium there was an "absolutely amazing atmosphere".
He added: "There was a line-up of construction workers on the site, suited and booted, it was very emotional for them and for me."