Flagbearer Hoy's 'massive honour'

Team GB's flagbearer Chris Hoy has described the experience of leading his nation as a massive honour.

The four-time Olympic cycling champion led Great Britain's athletes into the stadium to huge cheers from the crowds.

He said: "I don't think any of us were expecting it (the reception) to be this good."

Commenting on carrying the flag, he said: "It's a massive honour to be the one who leads out the team, even more so at our home Games."

The British athletes walked through a guard of honour of schoolchildren as they made their way through the Olympic Park to the stadium.

As host nation, they were the last group to join the parade.