At least two of the young athletes who lit the Olympic cauldron at the end of Friday night’s opening ceremony had been sworn to such secrecy that they did not even tell their parents about their role in Danny Boyle’s extravaganza.
The identity of the final lighter of the Olympic flame had been the subject of frenzied speculation in the runup to the ceremony, and bookmakers took thousands of bets on who would have the honour.
But even the families of 18-year-olds Aidan Reynolds and Jordan Duckitt were kept in the dark as the nominees of some of Britain’s most famous Olympians practised for the big moment, it has emerged.
The torchbearers lit some of the 206 petals, representing each competing nation, which spread to all the others. The petals then came together to make a single flame.
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