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Old May 16th, 2012, 03:56 PM   #3201
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David Beckham to appear at Olympic Flame handover

David Beckham is to make a special guest appearance at the official handover ceremony of the Olympic Flame in Athens and bring it back to Britain for the torch relay.

The LA Galaxy star and former England captain, who was part of London 2012's winning bid team to stage the Games, will meet the official delegation led by British Olympic Association president and London 2012 board member the Princess Royal in Athens.

Beckham will be joined by five young people, from schools and colleges which are part of London 2012's Get Set education network, for tomorrow's handover ceremony at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens.

They have been invited by London 2012 and the British Council as a reward for their commitment to sport and for promoting the Olympic values of friendship, excellence and respect within their school or college.

A mix of some of Britain's hard-working younger generation and a touch of the Beckham stardust is the right way to shine the spotlight on the 70-day relay involving 8,000 torchbearers which will begin after the Olympic flame touches down on home soil, Lord Coe said.

"Working with one of our most inspiring sports people is also fitting for this hugely exciting time for the London 2012 Games," he said.

During the final push of the 2005 bidding campaign, the Leytonstone-born footballer said he was dreaming of the day the Olympics would be staged in his old East End "manor".

He spoke of the potential to inspire and the possible regeneration value of hosting the Games.

Lord Coe said: "We wanted to involve young people from across the UK in bringing home the Olympic Flame.

"Their stories of personal achievement and contribution to sport echo the 8,000 inspiring torchbearer stories that will be shared from this weekend and over the next 10 weeks in the build-up to the start of the Games."

The youngsters, who come from different national regions, are from schools and colleges which are part of London 2012's Get Set education network and school linking programmes run by the British Council.

They include Scottish rugby player Dennis Coles, 17, from Doon Academy, Dalmellington, East Ayrshire, hockey player Chloe Brown, 18, from South Eastern Regional College in Bangor, Northern Ireland, and Swansea Harriers athlete and Mumbles Rangers FC player Sean White, 17, from Bishop Vaughan Catholic School in Swansea.

There are also two 15-year-olds among the group.

Representing Cornwall, where the Olympic Flame arrives and starts its 70-day journey, is Falmouth Ladies hockey player Georgia Higgs from Helston Community College and School Sports Ambassador plus athlete Sakinah Muhammad from Clapton Girls' Academy in Hackney, east London.

Lord Coe, Olympics minister Hugh Robertson and London mayor Boris Johnson are also part of the official delegation to Athens.

The British delegation flies back on Friday evening, landing at RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall, where there will be a special ceremony welcoming the flame.

The relay, covering 8,000 miles, will bring the flame to east London's Olympic Stadium and the opening of the Games on July 27.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 10:45 AM   #3202
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What about the 2012 cauldron? is there any significant info about it?
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Old May 17th, 2012, 03:06 PM   #3203
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Other than the fact that it's being designed by Thomas Heatherwick, we know nothing about it.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 07:34 PM   #3204
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Other than the fact that it's being designed by Thomas Heatherwick, we know nothing about it.
its about time we did! excited to see it!
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Old May 17th, 2012, 09:35 PM   #3205
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The Olympic flame has been handed over to UK from Greece
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Old May 17th, 2012, 09:50 PM   #3206
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Old May 18th, 2012, 12:18 PM   #3207
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Someone mucking about with my settings?

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The entire brand design cost £400,000. It is more than just a logo. For an event on this scale this is peanuts for the amount of detailed work that has been put into it and which has lasted over the last five years and has raised over £400 million in sponsorship, the highest in Olympic history.

I don't see the school kids designing anything on the scale of the London 2012 brand.
As you will notice from my other posts I mentioned I did not write that. Just to clarify that there is obviously someone mucking about with my settings.
Jolly good, what ho and all that.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 05:26 PM   #3208
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The Plane carrying Olympic flame has left for the UK, from Greece.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 09:52 PM   #3209
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Olympic Flame Arrives in the UK.

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Old May 19th, 2012, 10:40 AM   #3210
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Olympic torch sets off on its 70-day journey

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Old May 19th, 2012, 10:54 AM   #3211
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Follow 2012 Torch relay here. Watch it live!
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/torchrelay/day1

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London is the first city to host Three times for the Olympic Summer games...Olympic touch has three sides - representing three times, and holes represent all the torch bearers.
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Old May 19th, 2012, 01:38 PM   #3213
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I'm really enjoying watching this on BBC News channel. Cornwall is putting on a great show to start this off.
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Old May 19th, 2012, 01:41 PM   #3214
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Torch relay. bbc

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image hosted on flickr

Meanwhile, on the other side of the galaxy by Karva Javi, on Flickr

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Olympic Stadium London by david.bank (www.david-bank.com), on Flickr
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that photo is update or not?still 4 piece of wrap? hurmmm
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Old May 19th, 2012, 07:42 PM   #3217
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Old May 20th, 2012, 02:53 PM   #3219
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As i know,this thread is about olympic park, rite? Not torch relay
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As i know,this thread is about olympic park, rite? Not torch relay
Its on its way to the " 2012 Olympic park " the arrival of the fame to the " Olympic park will mark the first phase complete, and on to the next phase of "Legacy ".
Few images helps to show the significance of the torch to the park.

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