OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY: Redgrave believes there won't be just one final torchbearer at opening ceremony
SIR Steve Redgrave believes a group of athletes will be selected to light the flame at the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony - because choosing one is just too hard.
OPINION: Sir Steve Redgrave believes a group will light the Olympic flame at the London 2012 opening ceremony (Getty Images)
Redgrave is Britain's greatest-ever Olympian with five gold medals in five consecutive Games and has long been the bookmakers' favourite to be given the honour.
He will run with the flame next week in Henley, where he spent more than two decades training on the River Thames, and he also think he's too obvious a choice.
"A group lighting of the cauldron gets over quite a lot of the problems," he said.
"If you only have a single person doing it, then it's really difficult to decide on who that person should be.
"Seoul did something similar and so did Vancouver for the last Winter Olympics. I can see the dilemma for the organisers and it would be great to be honoured in that way.
"However, organising committees also like surprises, like Muhammad Ali was in Atlanta."
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