Map of Olympic torch route revealed

Communities can discover whether the Olympic torch will pass through their high street this summer, as Locog today (19 March) confirmed details of the route it will travel on its way to the Olympic Stadium.

Street-by-street map of Olympic torch route revealed
Street-by-street map of Olympic torch route revealed

Residents can discover the torch route using an interactive map, which gives times and street-by-street details to help communities plan for lining the route and to minimise business disruption.

The map provides more details for the relay route, which will bring the Olympic flame to within ten miles of more than 95% of the population.

Locog also named 7,300 of the 8,000 people who will carry the torch on its journey before it arrives at the stadium on 27 July to mark the official opening of the 2012 Games.

The torchbearers were chosen as part of several public nomination processes run by Locog and Olympic partners Coca Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung.

Torchbearers now know the day they will carry the flame and where they will carry it.

An average of 115 torchbearers a day will carry the flame during its 8,000 mile journey around the UK. Plans for the relay’s final two days in London will be revealed later this month.

Sebastian Coe, chairman of Locog, said: "Today we bring the Olympic torch relay to life, with thousands of inspirational people from all over the UK being confirmed as torchbearers. We hope local communities come out and line the streets to cheer on the torchbearers, and celebrate the Olympic Games coming to the UK."

Locog also today revealed the white and gold uniform which the torchbearers will wear for the relay. It includes a gold shard design on the jacket elbow, which travels down to the cuff to highlight the hand holding the torch.

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