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Thread: Olympics - London 2012 - Olympic Torch Relay (Andy on 23rd July)

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    Re: Olympics - London 2012 - Olympic Torch Relay

    Quote Originally Posted by AllyB View Post
    Dare say i'll watch plenty of the events when the time comes, but I can't really get excited about all the over-hyped build up.
    Heeeeee - only 10 weeks to go Ally!
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    Re: Olympics - London 2012 - Olympic Torch Relay


    Photo from BBC News

    The eagle has landed! Err...I mean the flame has landed

    The specially commissioned BA flight carrying the flame has landed in Cornwall, and the flame was used to light the first of the official London 2012 torches. Crowds cheered the arrival, and a welcoming ceremony is now underway
    Last edited by KnightOwl; 18-05-2012 at 21:36.

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    I'm excited about it all - despite the fact that the flame won't be coming anywhere near my house - well ok it'll be in Aberdeen but given it's a Monday and it's 35 miles plus away I can't see us making it in there to see it!

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    Re: Olympics - London 2012 - Olympic Torch Relay

    Those torches look so different to the winter Olympic torches. How exciting! It's going through Gateshead as well.
    Andy. Rafa. Milos. What's not to like?

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    Re: Olympics - London 2012 - Olympic Torch Relay

    I really like the design of the new torches - I remember seeing them on the news when they were first unveiled a few months ago and I wasn't sure then - but seen in close-up I think they look pretty cool!

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    Re: Olympics - London 2012 - Olympic Torch Relay

    On the radio earlier today, they were talking about the torch being flown from Greece to the UK and one of their reporters was on the plane. Apparently the pilot made an announcement something like this:
    I would like to remind passengers that there is no smoking on this flight. Er, except for the Olympic torch, that is.

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    Re: Olympics - London 2012 - Olympic Torch Relay

    Did he also announce the return of the drachma?

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    Re: Olympics - London 2012 - Olympic Torch Relay

    Quote Originally Posted by Linda View Post
    Did he also announce the return of the drachma?


    They might wait until next week for that one.

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    Re: Olympics - London 2012 - Olympic Torch Relay

    Have just discovered that the torch will be coming very close to where we live - but we'll be away at the time.

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    Re: Olympics - London 2012 - Olympic Torch Relay

    Out of interest I just put our postcode into the Olympic Torch site to see where the nearest passing place of the torch was to us and it appears to be Ballycastle in Northern Ireland - just have to get out my waterwings I suppose!

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