Greece is famous as the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Ancient Olympia is renowned as the home of the Olympic Flame. The Turkish Prime Minister has decided history could be improved upon by claiming Turkey is in fact the true owner of the Olympic Flame.
The Olympic flame for the 2012 London Olympics was lit at Ancient Olympia on Thursday morning. The flame, which went out briefly, was transferred to a torch to begin its relay to London's Olympic Stadium.