London 2012 Olympic Flame

Saturday, October 1, 2011

From East Midlands to East of England, London, Northern Ireland, North East, North West, Scotland, South East, South West, Wales/ Cymru, West Midlands,  Yorkshire and finally Humber. The Olympic flame will travel through these places. It will travel within an hour of 95% of people in UK to shine a light on the best their area has to offer such as landscapes and popular urban areas. The host towns and cities are really working on precisely the festival to how best involve the people as well as the tourist to join the celebration. Torch Relay evening celebration will mark a mixture of entertainment and shows in each community that will relay the flame. The flame relay will start on May 19, 2012 Saturday at Land’s End. This ritual is just part of the original Olympic tradition of how will lit the flame. In ancient time in Greece, it is lit from the sun’s rays at the temple of Hera in Olympia. After a short relay in Greece the flame will now travel to the new host city at another ceremony, where it is transferred from one torchbearer to another spreading the message of peace, unity and friendship among all nations in the world. The journey will then be end as the last torchbearer will light the cauldron at the Olympics Games Opening Ceremony in the Olympic Stadium, stating the official start of the Games. The flame will only extinguish at the final day of the games in the closing ceremony. As of the latest update till now, there are many Torchbearer candidates, it is being voted as the way it is traditionally of who will be the lucky person to light the final Torch in London 2012.

These are the Olympic Torches way back from Berlin 1936, all in all there are 21 Olympic Torches including the latest one from London 2012.


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