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Olympic torch to go on 8,000-mile tour of Britain

Olympic torch to go on 8,000-mile tour of Britain

Organizers say the Olympic torch will embark on a 70-day, 8,000-mile relay of Britain ahead of the 2012 London Games.
In a statement Wednesday, organizers named 74 locations where 8,000 torchbearers will carry the flame after it arrives from Greece in exactly a year's time on May 18, 2012.
The relay will start the following morning at the southern tip of Britain at Land's End in Cornwall.
The torch will pass through England's major cities, the capitals of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as remote outposts including the Isle of Lewis.
The flame will spend the week in London before it is used to light the cauldron at the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium on Friday, July 27, 2012.


Updated : 2021-06-22 17:51 GMT+08:00