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Olympic flame ignites Boris Johnson's future
Flamboyant London mayor see fortunes rise, with some saying he could be a potential prime minister.
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2012 12:54

He may not have competed in the Olympic Games, but one figurehead of London 2012 stands to win a great deal from the event.

The Olympics has helped to raise Mayor Boris Johnson's political profile and there's speculation he could even become the next leader of the Conservative party and a potential future prime minister.

Al Jazeera's Harry Smith reports from London.

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