Sheffield Plans To Party With The Olympic Torch
The eyes of the whole world will be on Parson Cross next year when the Olympic Torch arrives in Sheffield for an overnight stop on 25Th June 2012.
The complete 70-day relay starts at Land’s End in Cornwall on 19 May and is planned that The Flame will travel down the River Thames on 27th July as it makes its way to the Olympic Stadium for the Opening Ceremony.
As you‘d expect, Yorkshire gets its fair share of exposure as the torch visits every corner of our great county. During two days in June, the torch will visit 19 places in South Yorkshire, including Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham.
A six-day celebration will take place in Yorkshire next year as the torch relay spends longer in the region than any other in the country. Sheffield City Council is planning to accompany the torch’s overnight stay in the city with a knockout party; definitely a date to add to your diary!
Nominated torchbearers, each selected because of a personal achievement or contribution to their local community, will find out if they have a confirmed place in the relay in February.
The Flame isn’t just going to be carried on foot however; it will also use some more unusual means of transport, including steam train, horseback, zip-wire and even in a hot-air balloon! How would you carry The Olympic Torch if you had the chance?
Find out more about where The Olympic Torch will be visiting on its tour around the UK here