In four days' time, four billion people are expected to tune in and watch the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics - two thirds of the world's population. Quite literally, the eyes of the world will be upon our nation's capital.

The event starts at 8pm BST, and will last around two-and-a-half hours, showcasing the very best of London, and the entirety of Great Britain, culminating in the athlete's parade, and the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron - the highlight of any Opening Ceremony.

Previous Games have seen legends light their nation's golden moment - Li Ning, in Beijing 2008; Cathy Freeman, in Sydney 2000; Muhammad Ali, in Atlanta 1996; the united teenagers at Montreal 1976; Yoshinori Sakai, the man born on the day the atomic bomb hit Hiroshima, in Tokyo 1964; Paavo Nurmi in Helsinki 1952; John Mark at London 1948; and Fritz Schilgen, the first man to light an Olympic Cauldron, in Berlin 1936.

It is only of recent years that we have seen more and more Olympic hosts opt for famous athletes and sports stars to light the Cauldron - beforehand, it was a symbol of peace, or an opportunity to give a national citizen the proudest day of their lives. It has now become tradition for a nation's greatest Olympian, from whatever discipline the Organising Committee decide upon, to take the final few steps with the Olympic Flame, and declare the Games officially open.

The thirtieth Olympiad is no different. Until this coming Friday, we shan't know who will undertake the final leg of the journey of the Olympic Flame - a journey which began back on the 10th May, when the Flame was lit in Olympia, as per tradition, via the rays of the sun. When the time comes for the Cauldron to be lit, it will have travelled over 8,000 miles, will have been carried by 8,000 different people, and will have travelled to within an hour of 95% of the country's population. With it has come much celebration, jubilation and enjoyment, as crowds line the streets to get a glimpse at what will eventually begin the end of what can only be described as one of Britain's greatest summers.

But the big debate currently involves just one word: 'Who?'

Which individual will be bestowed with the honour of lighting the Olympic Cauldron? I asked around and sifted through Twitter to find out who you believe it should be:

And a couple a little more outside the sporting box...

That list almost unanimously agrees that Sir Steve Redgrave, five-time Olympic Gold medallist and arguably Great Britain's greatest ever Olympian, should be there ready to light the Cauldron. However, plenty of other names have been tossed into the frame over the past seven years.

Others have mentioned Dame Kelly Holmes, two-time Gold medallist, or David Beckham, Britain's biggest sporting export. There is also, of course, two-time Gold medallist Daley Thompson, who many have dubbed Britain's greatest-ever athlete, or Roger Bannister, Olympian and the first man to ever run the four-minute mile. There are also those who would like to see it be lit by someone unrelated to sport, such as local school children, or Britons who have made a difference to the world in a far greater capacity than in capable from sport.

We could, of course, see a handful of athletes all simultaneously light the Cauldron, as we saw in the Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010. However, names will continually be touted throughout the world's media this week as to who will receive the highly-coveted accolade.

So, over to you. Which British legend would you like to see light the Flame?

You can come and say hello on Twitter - I'm @AdamMillsUK. You can also let me know your thoughts via the comments box below!

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