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Torch Relay

edited May 2012 in General Charlton
Its just started.
Is anyone planning to watch it or been selected to carry it?
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    Nope.
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    Rather watch paint dry!
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    Dublin is in Great Britain?
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    May walk up the road to see it if it comes within, say 200 metres, otherwise no.

    So, you can't smoke on aeroplanes anymore but you can have a naked flame in a minor's lamp if you're royalty!
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    It is passing literally literally within viewing distance from my house tomorrow... will check it out if im awake
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    I thought it was being done quite well. Obviously a lot of preparation went into it. (Apart from the BBC of course who couldn't be bothered to provide an uplink without a shocking transmission with massive pixelation.)
    Yeah, and what's with Dublin? That's dreadful - perhaps the Irish are contributing some of the costs? Lol.
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    Its just started.
    Is anyone planning to watch it or been selected to carry it?
    My workmate's sister has been picked to run with it in Cornwall
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    What a boring way to do it. They land the flame in Cornwall to be met by Princess "boring" Anne. Exited ? I nearly was.
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    The excitement was that SHE WAS ON THE PLANE WITH THE FLAME! My God I may never calm down! :-)
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    Has anyone spotted the `Would ya' on the security team?
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    Has anyone spotted the `Would ya' on the security team?
    The second torch carrier, was a would ya, surname of Swallow, she also said it was top heavy and was a two handed job.
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    It will be on the news every day until August (YAWN!)

    Each "runner" does less than 400 yards surrounded by security and woe betide them if a non official sponsor's logo could be glimpsed in that fleeting moment.

    It is about as inspirational as a 5 day old turd.
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    I have been involved in the torch tour for Coca-Cola for the last 12months


    If you do your research into the feelings of those lucky enough to be chosen to run with it , you will find its quite inspiring


    Say what you want about the Olympic games but this is what the sponsors and partners pay for the Olympic torch relay , the majority of our funding to 2012 was for the otr


    I think the whole thing that they are doing is amazing, there is a celebration in every city every night with some of the best musical talent that this country has to offer


    Go to your closest one and see for yourself


    I will be going off with the torch in 30 days time and working the route


    My family are going to Hyde park for the biggest and best celebration of them all on the night before the opening ceremony, and my little boy can't wait
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    Just seen the crowds in Truro and it is packed, and I can't wait for it to come to Woolwich in July
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    Think its great and will try to get along to see it.

    As NLA says some of the stories behind the bearers are great
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    It's a very easy thing to knock and have a POP at but believe me it is an amazing thing to behold it is not just a flame running past it is a moment of history that none of us in our lifetime will see again


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    Am going to a celebration in Danson Park on Sunday 22nd July after it passes through Bexley Borough.
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    the crowds watching the torch go through Newquay are massive
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    i wonder what the betting is for someone to try and steal the torch? hear it will make a fair bit on the scrap market.
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    The torch bearers have been chosen for the good work that they've done in their local communities which is a nice touch. But, what has David Beckham got to do with the Olympics? We've got hundreds of gold and other medal winners in Britain who should take precedence over a sportsman who has never represented his nation in the Olympic games. Surely someone who has won a gold medal or something could have the honour of meeting it off the plane?
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    i wonder what the betting is for someone to try and steal the torch? hear it will make a fair bit on the scrap market.
    They all have their own torch
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    i wonder what the betting is for someone to try and steal the torch? hear it will make a fair bit on the scrap market.
    They all have their own torch

    Only £200 to purchase and keep apparently too, they have been fetching £1000's from collectors
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    It's a fantastic celebration - and one that the whole country gets a chance to see.

    The Olympics are going to be a superb occaision with the World watching at just how good we are at putting on this kind of thing - recession or no recession.

    If you're not interested then fine, but don't knock it just for the sake of it.
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    I'm going to pour a bucket of water over the torch when it comes past my house.
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    edited May 2012
    I'm going to pour a bucket of water over the torch when it comes past my house.
    Don't know you but you sound like a nice bloke or woman!!

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    I'm going to pour a bucket of water over the torch when it comes past my house.
    Don't know you but you sound like a nice bloke or woman!!

    I am a nice bloke I just haven't really seen eye to with Boris and this Olympics.
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    The torch bearers have been chosen for the good work that they've done in their local communities which is a nice touch. But, what has David Beckham got to do with the Olympics? We've got hundreds of gold and other medal winners in Britain who should take precedence over a sportsman who has never represented his nation in the Olympic games. Surely someone who has won a gold medal or something could have the honour of meeting it off the plane?
    Anything to do with MONEY .. and Beckham is there. When he was a young man he was terrific. I can't believe that he is still relevant to any other than 'the meedja' and aging advertising executives. What a trio, Beckham, Coe and 'Princess' Anne. Are these icons of 'Modern Britain'
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    Looking forward to it going past my place on July 17th should be a special day.
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