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Olympic flame visits Wimbledon

07-24-2012 16:25 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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The Olympic flame's tour continued on Monday as the torch reached iconic Wimbledon in southwest London, four days ahead of the 2012 Games' opening ceremony.

Tennis stars Andy Murray of Scotland and Venus Williams from the US brought the torch to the stadium, where they will soon be competing for gold medals for their countries. Murray carried the flame on to the iconic Centre Court of the All England Tennis Club, where he lost to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final just weeks ago.

He joked that he had nearly set fire to the sporting landmark as he entered.

Murray said, "Yeah it was great, it was obviously you know a big honour, a bit nerve-wracking as well - I was coming in underneath Wimbledon, there’s a lot of ducks, apparently I caught the flame a little bit on the ceiling, so I was trying to be careful but yeah it was really good fun and I really enjoyed it so yeah, very proud."

Williams said, "Woah it’s so exciting, when I got the invite to carry the torch I just couldn’t believe it. It was an amazing feeling, I was just, I think I was just elated the whole time, laughing the whole time. Just to participate in the Olympics is just you know a dream, I think every kid has growing up and to be able to live this dream is just amazing."



Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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