Olympic Torch arrives in the UK today from Greece!
Are those of you with an Athletics Weekly magazine subscription excited for the Olympics yet? Well, if you’re not, you might be now that the Olympic torch is arriving in the UK today!
As you read this the Olympic flame is being chaperoned back to the UK from Greece by Princess Anne, David Beckham and Lord Coe, chairman of Locog (the Games organisers), in none other than a gold plane named Firefly – how apt!
The flame will arrive in Cornwall, before being relayed across the UK ahead of the Games. It will start in Land’s End where Olympic gold-winning sailor Ben Ainslie will be the first of 8,000 torchbearers to carry the flame across the UK.
The flame will be carried through 1,019 cities, towns and villages across the country – including the UK’s biggest landmarks – by various modes of transport, including boat, bicycle, tram and train.
The One Show will be there to catch the torch arriving in Cornwall today, so be sure to tune in and watch the beginnings of a historical event for the UK!
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Posted by Donnie Bachan.