On Thursday 12 July the Relay will travel 107.80 miles:
- 116 Torchbearers will carry the Flame
- Evening celebration to take place on Weymouth beach
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The Flame will be carried through the following communities: Salisbury, Wilton, Barford St Martin, Fovant, Ludwell, Shaftesbury, Fontmell Magna, Iwerne Minster, Stourpaine, Blandford Forum, Winterborne Whitechurch, Milborne St Andrew, Puddletown, Dorchester, Winterbourne Abbas, Bridport, Chideock, Lyme Regis, Burton Bradstock, Abbotsbury, Portesham, Chickerell, Wyke Regis, Osprey Quay and Weymouth.
Highlights for tomorrow include:
5.07am (media moment) – US Olympian and one of the greatest sprinters in the history of track and field, Michael Johnson, will start the day with the Flame at Stonehenge for sunrise. (Please note that there will be limited access to the site).
7.49am – Michael Johnson will carry the Flame from Salisbury Cathedral Green and pass it on to Will Copp, 17, from West Overton who was selected by Wiltshire County Council, who were responsible for hosting the Flame during its visit, for his determination to succeed in everything he puts his mind to despite suffering from Cerebral Palsy.
09.51am – Alan Surtees, 59, from Woodgreen, will carry the Flame on Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, which was made famous in the Hovis advert. Alan was selected by Lloyds TSB for his work as Cycling Advisor for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. He was awarded an MBE for services to cycling and young people and has been Cycling's Volunteer of the Year.
3.50pm – Clive Allison, 37, from Poole, will carry the Flame along Cobb Harbour, in Lyme Regis. Clive was nominated through the LOCOG public nomination campaign for the way that he managed to turn his life around after a troubled upbringing. Clive is a great example to young people that no matter how tough or bad life seems, you can do something about it.
6.51pm – Katrina Hughes, 22, from Portland, will carry the Flame to the Osprey Quay at Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy, which will host the Olympic and Paralympic sailing completions. She will hand the Flame to Rodney Pattisson, 68, from Poole, who will be waiting in a sailing boat. Rodney will carry the Flame as it is sailed out across the harbour and part way across, near to the Pleasure Pier, he will hand the Flame to Ryan Hope, 20, from Weymouth, who will be waiting in a rowing gig. Ryan will then carry the Flame as it is rowed to Weymouth beach.
Katrina was nominated by the British Olympic Association. She is one of the RYA’s Performance squad sailors in the two-person 470 class and narrowly missed out on selection for London 2012. A former Essex Young Ambassador, and now a Team Essex Ambassador for 2012, Katrina is a wonderful young role model, promoting grassroots sport in local sailing clubs and schools to hopefully inspire the next generation of Olympic and Paralympic athletes within the county.
Rodney is a double Gold Olympic medallist in Sailing. He won in the Flying Dutchman class at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games and the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. Rodney also won a silver medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games in the same class. Rodney became Great Britain’s most successful Olympic yachtsman until Ben Ainsley overtook him in 2008. Rodney has been a true inspiration within the Sailing fraternity and has inspired many budding sails to reach their dreams. Rodney has also been elected to both the Sailing Hall of Fame and the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.
Ryan was nominated by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council for his tireless work in the Westham community to improve the quality of life for the residents.
7.16pm – On the beach Ryan will hand the Flame to Di Ludlow, 67, from Weymouth who will then carry it along the beach into the Evening Celebration. Di was selected through the Lloyds TSB campaign for her work with several local charities including the Chesil Trust which offers the Sail for a Fiver scheme for local young people. Di’s late husband, Bill, was responsible for the creation of the state of the art Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy which is hosting the 2012 Games Sailing events.
The evening celebration 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 Weymouth and Portland Council. The show will start at 5.30pm.
The line-up includes music from Wretch 32, 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 Weymouth and Portland Council.
Towards the end of the two-hour show, the last Torchbearer of the day in Weymouth – Di Ludlow - will light a celebration cauldron on stage at the event which will enable the Olympic Flame to be seen by the audience.
Samuel Giles, 17, from Fordingbridge, carrying the Flame in Ludwell. Samuel was nominated through the LOCOG programme for is courage and determination to do something positive in the memory of two friends her lost to cancer. He cycled solo at the age of 15 from Land’s End to John O’Groats in 13 days and raising a substantial amount of money for his friends’ charities.
Jack Delaney, 17, from Blandford Forum will carry the Flame in Blandford Forum . He was selected through the Coca-Cola Future Flames programme for this work as a sports and arts coach. Despite being disabled, Jack helps disabled and disadvantaged young people and raises awareness of people with disabilities.
James Williams, Director, Olympic Torch Relay, Coca-Cola Northwest Europe & Nordics, said: 'Today, more Coca-Cola Future Flames will help us celebrate the fifty-fifth day of our amazing journey, including Jack Delaney and Ben Macklin who carry the Olympic Flame in Winterborne Whitechurch and Dorchester. We will also get everyone to Move to the Beat tonight as we bring Wretch 32 to the stage in Weymouth.'
Sally Hancock, Director, London 2012 Partnership at Lloyds Banking Group, said: 'We are looking forward to the Olympic Torch Relay continuing its journey in Dorset and bringing the excitement of London 2012 to every community along the way. Lloyds TSB is creating as many opportunities as possible for everyone to get involved as the Relay passes their door. We’re calling on everyone to cheer their local Lloyds TSB Torchbearers – extraordinary people like Diana Ludlow, who will receive the Flame in Weymouth. Our troupe of performers, the Flame Followers, are lighting up the celebrations along the route ahead of the Relay before their Flame Followers Spectacular in Weymouth 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.’
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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. Find out how you can join in the celebrations with Lloyds TSB
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 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.
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.
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