One of the very best kept secrets of the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony in London was who lit the Olympic Cauldron. There were rumors that it was going to be soccer star David Beckham, and even more rumors pointed to Olympic legend Steve Redgrave. Ultimately, however, it was none of the people who were suspected.
In fact, the Olympic Cauldron was not lit by one person at all. The Olympic flame traveled on a 12,800-mile journey to finally light the cauldron. Redgrave received the Olympic torch, and he passed it to seven British youngsters who finally lit the cauldron.
The passing of the torch ended years of speculation as to who would end up doing the honors. Filmmaker Danny Boyle designed the Olympics Opening Ceremony for 2012 in London, and it seems that he decided that having a huge name light the cauldron to officially begin the Olympics and end the flame's long journey.
What did you think of the surprise? It really was one of the very best kept secrets of the Opening Ceremony. Did you think that it was a touching and literally passing of the torch to tomorrow's Olympic athletes and world leaders?