David Beckham, left, lights the Olympic torch as it arrives at RNAS Culdrose air base in Cornwall, southwest England, on May 18, 2012. The Olympic Torch relay starts at Land's End, the southwest tip of England, to begin an 8,000-mile journey around Britain, with a detour to also visit the Irish capital Dublin. It will culminate in the flame being brought to the Olympic Stadium for the opening of the Games on July 27.
Olympic torchbearer Sarah Milner Simonds runs with her Olympic torch, which she has already sold on eBay for about $242,000, as she prepares to run through Dunster on May 21, 2012, near Minehead, England. She also listed her torchbearer's uniform and is set to use the money raised by the auction to help fund community gardening project The People's Plot.
European Quad Bike champion John Mitchell carries the Olympic Flame on his quadbike during his Torch Relay leg through Stornoway on day 24 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay on June 11, 2012, in Lewis, Scotland.
Torchbearer Joseph Forrest and children from Madras College run along West Sands beach with the Olympic Torch in a re-enactment of the opening scene of "Chariots of Fire" on June 13, 2012, in St. Andrews, Scotland.
Torchbearer Barbara Green poses with the Robin Hood statue before she carries the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay through Nottingham on Day 42 of the Olympic Flame Torch Relay leg through through Minster Yard outside Lincoln Cathedral on June 28, 2012, in Lincoln, England.
Torchbearer Jonathan Eley passes the Olympic Flame to Torchbearer Audrey Cooper at Loughborough University Stadium during day 46 of the Olympic Flame Torch Relay on July 3, 2012, in Loughborough, England.
Torchbearer Kamal Hyman holds the Olympic Flame in front of The Guildhall on Cathedral Square in Peterborough at the beginning of Day 47 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay on July 4, 2012, in Peterborough, England.
Torchbearer Caroline Emeny, center, poses with the Mayor of Southwold Michael Ladd, second from the right, as she carries the Olympic Flame on Day 48 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay on July 5, 2012, in Southwold, England.
Torchbearer Zachary Franklin carries the Olympic Flame on a raft down the Lee Valley White Water Centre on the Torch Relay leg between Harlow and Waltham Cross during Day 50 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay on July 7, 2012, in Waltham Cross, England.
Torchbearer Mark Reynolds holds the ashes of his brother and originally nominated Torchbearer, David, as he carries the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between Newmarket and Cambridge on July 7, 2012, in Cambridge, England.
Torchbearer and former Paralympian Sarah Winckless carries the Olympic Flame at the London 2012 Olympic rowing venue Eton Dorney during day 53 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay leg from Oxford to Reading on July 10, 2012, in Dorney, Buckinghamshire, near Windsor, Berkshire, England.
Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson carries the Olympic Flame at Stonehenge as the Torch Relay passes through Wiltshire on day 55 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay on July 12, 2012, near Salisbury, England.
Torchbearer 098 Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders of "Absolutely Fabulous" carry the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between the boroughs of Lambeth, Kensington and Chelsea during Day 69 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay on July 26, 2012, in London.
Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry watch Wai Ming hand over the London 2012 Olympic Torch to John Hulse during a visit to Buckingham Palace in London on Day 69 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay on July 26, 2012.