• On Wednesday 4 July the Relay will travel 127.30 miles
• 124 Torchbearers, including Olympians Goldie Sayers, Marlon Devonish and Kate Walsh will carry the Flame
• Evening celebration to take place at Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich
• Images from today can be downloaded here
The Flame will be carried through the following communities: Peterborough, Market Deeping, Thurlby, Bourne, Spalding, Moulton, Whaplode, Holbeach, Long Sutton, King’s Lynn, South Wootton, West Rudham, East Rudham, Fakenham, Holt, Cromer, Aylsham, Norwich.
Highlights for today include:
7.10am – The first Torchbearer of the day will be Kamal Hyman, 18, from Peterborough, who will start with the Flame at the Guildhall Square. Kamal was nominated because of his passion about fighting discrimination which led him to be part of the Unity Peacemaker project in 2010 which reduces youth conflict through youth activities In Dec 2010 Kamal helped to set up the Unity Saturday Club which gave youngsters a place to go on a Saturday afternoon in the city centre.
2.13pm – Paul Tudor, 58, from Spalding, will carry the Flame through the Norwich Gates into Sandringham House, the country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen and the private home of four generations of British monarchs since 1862. Paul was selected through the Samsung campaign for his dedication to squash at club, county and in recent years at international level (Wales O55's).
On the steps in front of Sandringham House he will hand the Flame to Rachel Forrest, 26, from Kings Lynn, who will carry the Flame back out through the Norwich Gates. Rachel was selected through the Lloyds TSB campaign for her dedication to rugby as a player and the only female referee in the Norfolk and Eastern Counties.
4.38pm - Christina Walker, 40, from Norwich, will carry the Flame onto Cromer Pier. Christina was selected through the Lloyds TSB campaign for her work as a teaching assistant and her quest to run four marathons in four days.
On the pier she will hand the Flame to Harry Heathfield, 21, from Holt, who was selected through the Coca-Cola campaign for his work as a volunteer first responder with the East of England Ambulance Service.
6.41pm – Simon Stokes, 50, from Norwich will carry the Flame to the Live Site on Chapelfield Plain. Simon was selected through the Lloyds TSB campaign for being an inspiration to his local community for his efforts to raise money for the Bowthorpe Community Trust Workshop and his work with the local Youth and Community Centre, local schools and the Bowthorpe Forum.
At the Live Site Simon will hand the Flame to Charlotte Peck, 24, from Harleston, Norfolk who was nominated through the LOCOG public for her voluntary work as a Community First Responder with the emergency services.
6.50pm – The last Torchbearer of the day will carry the Flame into the Evening Celebration in Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich.
The evening celebration will take place in Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich. It will feature a variety of entertainment staged by LOCOG and the three Presenting Partners of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay - Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung - with support from Norwich City Council. The show will start at 5pm.
The line-up includes music from Morning Parade, a dance troupe who will provide a unique fusion of street performance, theatre and sport and dance act Twist and Pulse. There will also be entertainment from local acts staged by Norwich City Council.
Towards the end of the two-hour show, the last Torchbearer of the day – Charlotte Peck - will light a celebration cauldron on stage at the event which will enable the Olympic Flame to be seen by the audience.
James Williams, Director, Olympic Torch Relay, Coca-Cola Northwest Europe & Nordics, said: ‘Today, more Coca-Cola Future Flames will help us celebrate the forty-seventh day of our amazing journey, including Shannon Williams-Holland and Josh Worley who carry the Olympic Flame in Spalding and Norwich. We will also get everyone to Move to the Beat tonight as we bring Morning Parade to the stage in Norwich.’
Sally Hancock, Director, London 2012 Partnership at Lloyds TSB, said: ‘As the Olympic Torch Relay continues its journey from Peterborough to Norwich today, Lloyds TSB are extremely proud to be bringing the excitement of London 2012 closer to the hearts of communities along the way. We are calling on people throughout the region to cheer on their local Lloyds TSB Torchbearers – extraordinary people like Rachel Forrest and Simon Stokes, carrying the Flame at the Sandringham Estate and in Norwich. Our Lloyds TSB Flame Followers will also dazzle and entertain crowds along the route ahead of the Flame before their performance in the Flame Followers Spectacular in Norwich tonight.’
Sunny Hwang, Vice President & Head of Global Sports Marketing, Samsung Electronics, said: ‘Samsung is delighted to be a Presenting Partner of the Olympic Torch Relay as it has given us the perfect opportunity to encourage everyone from all around the world to be involved in the Olympic Games.’
Goldie Sayers, carrying the Flame in Bourne. Goldie is one of Britain’s leading field athletes and a sporting icon after achieving nine back to back national championships for javelin, making her British No.1 for the past eight years. Her first major appearance on the world stage was at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games as the youngest member of the track and field team. Since this time Goldie has consistently remained in the world top ten and she remains a genuine competitor for a medal in London 2012. Goldie is a Director of the British Athletes’ Commission, a position she was elected to in 2008 at the Annual Athletes Conference. Her wealth of experience is also utilised in her role as a member of the BOA Athletes’ Commission. Goldie was elected in 2010 by her fellow athletes and her expertise provides input to the initiatives and programmes offered by the BOA.
Marlon Devonish, carrying the Flame in Cromer. Marlon has been a regular member of the GB & NI Athletics Team for over 13 years, and 2011 saw Marlon compete in a record 8th World Championships. Marlon's honours include medals from European Junior Championships, European U23 Championships, Commonwealth Games, European and World Championships, and also the Olympic Games (Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008). The longevity of Marlon's career and success is true testament to the dedication Marlon demonstrates towards his sport, and this in turn has inspired many athletes to continuing striving towards their goal. Marlon has always shown great team spirit and respect for others, and has been a true ambassador for athletics at every opportunity. We would like to nominate Marlon in recognition of the huge impact he has had on GB & NI Athletics over the last decade.
Kate Walsh, carrying the Flame in Norwich. Kate has been Captain of both Great Britain and England for 8 years and is an inspirational leader of the team. She is currently the most capped player and has participated in two Olympic Games (Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008), three World Cups and six European Nations Cups. In 2010 she led the England women’s hockey squad to its most successful year ever, winning three medals; including their first ever Bronze Medal at a World Cup. It is testament to Kate’s professionalism and dedication to her team-mates that, following a penalty shoot out heartache semi final, she was able to galvanise the team into winning their World Cup Bronze Medal. Kate is a former double recipient of the British Hockey Writers Player of the Year and was Great Britain Hockey Athlete of the year in 2007.
Paul Rowlands, 41, from Norwich, will carry the Flame in Fakenham. He was nominated through Lloyds TSB's public nomination campaign. His daughter, Alice, was born with a rare liver condition and lived for just 15 days. Since her death, Paul has worked tirelessly with his wife Miranda and son Sam to raise money to help families with seriously ill children in hospital. To date the family has raised nearly £48,000.
Shannon Williams-Holland, 15, from Spalding, will carry the Flame in Spalding. She was selected through the Coca-Cola Future Flames programme. Shannon is a young carer who volunteers and raises much needed funds and awareness for 'Action for Young Carers'. She's passionate about helping young and disadvantaged young people and uses her exceptional planning and organisational skills to help give children from all backgrounds and abilities opportunities they may not have otherwise had. In the future, Shannon's dream is to run a charity that helps people who are mentally or physically disabled or have suffered from drug or alcohol abuse.
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Notes to editors:
Each day two short packages of broadcast footage will be made available. The packages will be available via the Footage library – accessible from the Media Centre on london2012.com and direct from this link http://footagelibrary.london2012.com. Media will need to register for access in advance. Registration is free.
The broadcast of the Olympic Torch Relay is provided for Editorial Use Only. There can be no commercial association, no third party association and no commercial/ad superimposition on the video footage, unless the prior written consent of the IOC is acquired.
About the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Presenting Partners:
As the longest standing Presenting Partner of the Olympic Torch Relay, Coca-Cola will be using its heritage and experience to spread excitement across the UK ahead of London 2012. Coca-Cola's national nomination campaign - Future Flames – has focused on finding inspirational young people from across the country to have the once in a lifetime opportunity to carry the Olympic Flame. This summer Coca-Cola will celebrate these Future Flames: young people who use their passions in areas like sport and physical activity, music and dance, and community and the environment; to spread happiness in their local communities. Find out more at: www.coca-cola.co.uk/olympic-games
As the only National Presenting Partner of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, Lloyds TSB will be taking the inspiration and excitement of the Olympic Flame right to the heart of communities across the UK. As part of Lloyds Banking Group, Bank of Scotland will be the National Presenting Partner in Scotland. We are creating as many opportunities as possible for communities the length and breadth of the UK to get involved as the Flame travels past their front doors.
Lloyds Banking Group is Britain’s biggest corporate investor in UK communities and in 2011 invested £85 million and as part of the Group’s Community Investment Programme, we’ve launched the Lloyds Banking Group Community Fund to give back to the communities in which we operate and pass through on our journey with the Olympic Flame. We’re inviting everyone to visit the Lloyds TSB stand at each Evening Celebration to vote for a community project in their area that inspires and supports young people. By voting at the Evening Celebration members of the public will automatically enter a draw to win four tickets to London 2012. The two projects that receive the most votes at each locality will each win a £5,000 grant from Lloyds Banking Group. At the Lloyds TSB site members of the public will also have the opportunity to have their photo taken with the Olympic Torch, meet Lloyds TSB Local Heroes – the future stars of Team GB and ParalympicsGB – and get up close to our Flame Followers. To find out how you can join in the celebrations with Lloyds TSB (in your community please visit www.lloydstsb.com/london2012
As a Presenting Partner of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, Samsung aims to encourage everyone to be part of the greatest show on Earth to make London 2012 ‘Everyone’s Olympic Games.’ We aspire to offer new and memorable experiences for everyone around the world through our own innovative and smart wireless technology. Samsung is providing 1,360 Torchbearers, who have “gone the extra mile” by contributing to the local communities, through its worldwide public nomination campaign. In total over 25,000 nominations were received. Samsung will support towns and cities to celebrate the exciting moment of the Torch Relay and help showcase Great Britain’s cultural landmarks to provide a more enjoyable experience to everyone. The evening celebrations that will be staged by Samsung in 66 towns and cities throughout the Olympic Flame’s journey across the UK, will allow Samsung to entertain the community they are visiting. The Samsung caravan, complete with LED screen on the side showcasing runners and goodwill messages, will follow the Torchbearers around the UK cheering up everyone to celebrate the Torch Relay with music and interaction with local communities. It is Samsung’s ambition that London 2012 will be an event that reaches and involves more people than on any other Olympic Games occasion. To learn more about Samsung’s London 2012 Olympic programme, please visit www.samsung.com/london2012
The Supporters of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay are:
Worldwide Olympic Partners Procter and Gamble and Visa, Tier One Partners adidas, BMW, BP, British Airways, BT and EDF, Tier Three Providers Aggreko, Holiday Inn and NATURE VALLEY.
The BBC will be providing extensive coverage of the Torch Relay on television, radio and online. This will include special Breakfast shows on every BBC local radio station, and extended live coverage of an evening celebration event in every Nation and English Region. Full details of the coverage will be at bbc.co.uk/2012.
London 2012 Games partners:
The Worldwide Olympic Partners who support the London 2012 Olympic Games and the National Olympic Committees around the world are Coca-Cola, Acer, Atos, Dow Chemical Company, GE, McDonald’s, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Samsung and Visa.
LOCOG has seven domestic Tier One Partners - adidas, BMW, BP, British Airways, BT, EDF and Lloyds TSB. There are seven domestic Tier Two Supporters – Adecco, ArcelorMittal, Cadbury, Cisco, Deloitte, Thomas Cook and UPS.
There are now twenty-eight domestic Tier Three Suppliers and Providers – Aggreko, Airwave, Atkins, Boston Consulting Group, CBS Outdoor, Crystal CG, Eurostar, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, G4S, GSK, Gymnova, Heathrow Airport, Heineken UK, Holiday Inn, John Lewis, McCann Worldgroup, Mondo, NATURE VALLEY, Next, Nielsen, Populous, Rapiscan Systems, Rio Tinto, Technogym, Thames Water, Ticketmaster, Trebor and Westfield.