London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 27TH JULY 2012

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London 2012 Olympic Torch RelayTravelling all over the UK on a 70-day journey, the Olympic Torch Relay will be carried by 8,000 people in a bid to spread a message of peace, unity and friendship in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympic Games. As is the tradition, the Flame is lit from the sun's rays at the Temple of Hera in Olympia in a ceremony in the ruins of the home of the Ancient Games in Greece before making its journey to the host nation. The Torch will arrive at Lands End in the most south-westerly tip of UK on Friday 18 May before starting its long journey. Covering 110 miles a day, the Torch Relay will visit a different town or city in the UK every evening, from Plymouth on 19 May to Westminster on 26 July, the eve of the Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium. The vast majority - around 95 percent - of the population will be within a one-hour journey of the Flame, which will call in all over the UK as well as the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey. Torchbearers are made up of a list of 8,000 "inspirational" people who will have been nominated by the public and then picked from a ballot at random. A few days after visiting the fictional Albert Square from the TV soap EastEnders (23 July), the relay will finish at the Opening Ceremony hosted in the Olympic Stadium on 29 July where an as-yet-unknown athlete or sporting personality will be entrusted with lighting the Olympic Flame to mark the start of the Games. To check when the Torch Relay is closest to your home, please look on the official website.

London legs of the Olympic Torch Relay:

21 July - Waltham Forest
22 July - Bexley
23 July - Wandsworth
24 July - Ealing
25 July - Haringey
26 July - Westminster
27 July - Olympic Stadium

About Olympic Stadium

The centre-point of the London 2012 Games, the £537 million Olympic Stadium, becomes a new permanent sports venue after the Games. Changes include reducing the seating capacity from 80,000 to 60,000 by removing the top layer of the stadium, a temporary lightweight steel and concrete upper tier. More about Olympic Stadium

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Hackney Wick Overground Station
9 minutes walk
Stratford Tube Station
11 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Homerton Overground Station
24 minutes walk
Car Parks

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Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park
15 minutes walk

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