Route for the Olympic Torch Revealed

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Posted by Becky

This week those of you who applied for tickets to the London Olympics 2012 will find out if you have been successful and what events you’ll be seeing, With this knowledge in hand you can start planning your London break and enjoy the build up to the world biggest sporting event. With just over a year to go until the big event, Olympic officials have now announced the route that the Olympic torch will take across Britain.

A symbol of the Olympic Games the torch is steeped in history, since the 1936 Games the Olympic torch has followed the tradition of being lit in its ancient home of Greece and then embarking on a relay of Greece before travelling to the host country for a tour. Arriving in the UK on 18th May 2012 the torch will leave Land’s End on the 19th May and travel 8,000 miles on a 70 day relay. The Torch will travel through many cities across the country including York, Manchester, Birmingham, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Liverpool, Belfast, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Leeds, Nottingham, Leicester, Oxford, Southampton and Dover as well as taking a trip to the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, and the Hebrides. With over 8,000 Torchbearers expected to take part there are plenty of opportunities to get involved before the Torch arrives at the Olympic Stadium for the Opening Ceremony on the 27th July.

Will you be visiting London during the Olympic Games, or perhaps take part in a tour of the Olympic Park. Are you on the torch route? Has it missed your bit of the country out? Will you be nominating anyone to take part and be a torchbearer?

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