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Olympic Torch route announced

19 March 2012

Route announced

The London 2012 Olympic Torch will be carried across water at the National Water Sports Centre and visit historic Sherwood Forest when it visits the county in the summer, Nottinghamshire County Council has announced.

(Pictured: Robin Hood, aka Ade Andrews, the Official Outlaw, with his medieval torch, and 15-year-old Zena Robinson from Worksop, a Coca-Cola Future Flame torchbearers who will be among the first people in Nottinghamshire to run with the Olympic Torch in June.  Zena is a member of Nova Centurion County Disability Swim Squad.)

Today, Nottinghamshire County Council, in partnership with LOCOG (the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games) reveals which streets and landmarks the Olympic Torch is visiting in June and announces some of inspirational torchbearers from the local community.

Local maps and locations

We have also produced maps outlining the street level route of the Olympic Torch in the county where the Torch will be visible and carried by torchbearers.

The County Council is also delighted to team up with Coca-Cola, the longest continuous sponsor of the Olympics Movement and Presenting Partner of the Olympic Torch Relay, to officially announce some of our Torchbearers in the county.

People living in Nottinghamshire will be able to see the Flame in a number of locations as it tours the county on Thursday 28 June 2012, celebrate the achievements of the inspirational Torchbearers carrying the Flame in their community and share in the excitement of the Olympic Torch Relay.

Coun John Cottee, Cabinet Member for Culture and Community at Nottinghamshire County Council said: "It will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our local communities across Nottinghamshire to see the Olympic Flame and witness the spectacle of the Olympic Torch Relay.

"With news that the route will include Sherwood Forest and the National Water Sports Centre as part of the Olympic Torch's journey across Nottinghamshire, this announcement really does bring the route to life and will encourage people to get involved in celebrating this historic event. We are looking forward to welcoming inspirational torchbearers to the community."

Around the country

Nationally, the streets along the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, which can be viewed in full at website: www.london2012.com/olympictorchrelay, gives street-by-street details and proposed start times for when the Olympic Flame will travel through Nottinghamshire residents living in and around Nottinghamshire can find out when it will be travelling along their nearest high street, through their town square or past their local village shop. 

Torchbearers

An average of 115 Torchbearers a day will carry the Olympic Flame during its 8,000 mile journey around the UK before it arrives at the Olympic Stadium on Friday 27 July 2012 for the lighting of the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony, signifying the official start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Torchbearers confirmed to carry the Flame in Nottinghamshire today include those that were successful through the public nomination processes run by LOCOG and the Presenting Partners, Coca Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung. LOCOG has endeavoured to slot all community Torchbearers within an hour of their nomination address so family and friends can cheer them on. Each Torchbearer will wear a white and gold uniform which been designed by adidas. 

Further information 

View full details on sport in Nottinghamshire.

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