Last Updated: Mon Jul 23, 2012 22:21 pm (KSA) 19:21 pm (GMT)

Boldly go: Patrick Stewart joins Olympic torch run

Britain’s Andy Murray (L) and Venus Williams of the U.S. pose with the Olympic Torch on Murray Mound at the All England Lawn Tennis Club before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London July 23, 2012. (Reuters)
Britain’s Andy Murray (L) and Venus Williams of the U.S. pose with the Olympic Torch on Murray Mound at the All England Lawn Tennis Club before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London July 23, 2012. (Reuters)

The Olympic flame has boldly gone to Wimbledon.

Actor Patrick Stewart, best known as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” is set to take a turn on the torch relay later Monday.

Before he does, tennis stars Andy Murray and Venus Williams posed with the flame on Center Court at Wimbledon in southwest London.

The flame is also scheduled to pass through the set of the long-running British soap opera “EastEnders.”

The torch relay is on its final leg of a 70-day journey, touring the neighborhoods of host city London before being taken to the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremony on Friday.

The torch has visited the Channel Islands, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland and gone past national landmarks like Stonehenge and Mount Snowdon.

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