Olympic Torch Relay- Ireland to York

June 20, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Posted in Olympics | Leave a comment
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The Olympic Torch Relay is now in the 33rd day of its tour around the United Kingdom. Since my last torch relay post the iconic flame has travelled from Ireland, toured Scotland and travelled through the North East of England to York, where the reply began today.

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Olympic Torch on a stream train

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Chariots of Fire recreation at St Andrews

During the last week or so of the Olympic Tour Relay have been somewhat overshadowed by other sporting events. England are playing in the Euro 2012 football tournament which has dominated most sporting headlines so you might be unaware that the Olympic Torch has abseiled down The Saga Music Centre in Gateshead, ridden on a steam train in York, prompted a marriage proposal in Middlesbrough and helped recreates a scene from one of Scotland most iconic film, ‘Chariots of Fire’ in St Andrews.

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Abseiling down The Saga Music Centre in Gateshead

The Torch truly is making a huge impact on the people of Great Britain and touring the country in the most spectacular style. I can’t wait to see what else the Olympic Torch Relay organisers have in store as it makes its way through Lancashire and the Midlands before it heads to the south of England.

Olympic torchbearers revealed!

December 8, 2011 at 11:15 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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What an exciting day for Olympic Torchbearer hopefuls as anyone who has applied to carry the iconic Olympic torch during the 2012 torch relay will find out their fate this morning.

Over 8000 torchbearers will be selected to participate in the torch relay, which has become an Olympic tradition in the run up to the games. The relay starting on 19th May 2012 will run the entire length of the country, covering an estimated 1018 villages, town and cities nationwide before arriving in London on 27th July for the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

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Those lucky enough to carry the torch have been carefully selected as individuals who have inspirational stories and have made brilliant contributions to sport in their local community or Great Britain.

Upon the arrival of today’s news a select few torchbearers will be revealed to the public with Lord Sebastian Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games. It is undoubtedly a wonderful achievement to become an Olympic Torchbearer so I would like to say a big well done to all of those who have today become successful torchbearers.

Olympic Torch Relay 2012

May 18, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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The Olympic torch route has been revealed today along with the information that the historical torch will arrive in England on 28th May 2012 when the relay will begin.

Olympic torch relay routeStarting in Land’s End, the most southern and western part of the country the relay will take 70 days  as it is travels around the United Kingdom before arriving in London on 27th July for the Olympic 2012 opening ceremony.

I’m really pleased to see that my home town and location of Bath-Knight headquarters, Stoke-On-Trent is receiving the honour of the torch passing through on 30th May.

The torch will be carried by 8000 torch bearers as it relays the country, and the lucky torch bearers will be those who have an active role within sports and are nominated for their hard work and outstanding achievements in sports.

The torch bearers will offer a huge variety of talent and I am really looking forward to finding out if anybody from the local area will be given the honour.

The relay is a great opportunity for everyone to get a glimpse at the Olympics- I read that the torch relay will mean that 95 per cent of the population will be within a one-hour journey of the relay, which I find quite astonishing.

Visit the official Olympic 2012 website to nominate a torch bearer and to find more details about the torch relay with information about towns and cities which the torch will visit.

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