T HE long wait is almost over.
The 2012 Olympic flame will be ignited tonight. Precisely when, the organising committee will not say until today. The secrecy surrounding Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle's £27m opening spectacular beggars belief.
David Beckham is fortunate not to be languishing in the Tower for letting slip that he has been given a bit part in the ceremony, during which athletes of the 204 competing nations will march in.
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