You couldn't make it up, Britain's Cultural Minister Jeremy Hunt was at the pre-Olympic bell ringing ceremony speaking on TV, saying the games wouldn't go off completely without a hitch. When suddenly at the moment it came for him to ring his bell as part of the proceedings. It didn't work, no ding, and then suddenly, dong, it spun off and hit his poor unsuspecting publicist. Take a look at what happened.
And from malfunctioning bells, to torches, the Olympic flame is on the home run now as it travels from Hampton Court before travelling down the River Thames aboard the royal barge Gloriana. For the opening ceremony of the London Olympics just hours away now.
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