- On Saturday 14 July the Relay will travel 58.72 miles
- 94 Torchbearers will carry the Flame
- Evening celebration to take place at Mayflower Park
- Images from today can be downloaded here
The Flame will be carried through the following communities: Bournemouth, Boscombe, Christchurch, Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst, Lymington, Totland, Yarmouth, Carisbrooke, Newport, East Cowes and Southampton.
Highlights for the day include:
7.05am – The first Torchbearer of the day will be Mariam Kazem-Malaki, 19, from Bournemouth who will start with the Flame at Bournemouth Pier. Mariam was nominated by Bournemouth Borough Council for her ongoing voluntary role in an anti-discrimination project.
08.49am – Wretch 32, 27, from London, will carry the Flame through Boscombe. The rapper and grime star has helped Coca-Cola to celebrate inspirational Future Flames through his performances at Evening Celebrations along the south coast of England.
12.05pm – The Flame will board the ferry to the Isle of Wight in Lymington.
12.44pm – The Flame will arrive in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.
1.09pm - The first Torchbearer in the Isle of Wight will be Henrietta Gould, 16, from Fareham and she will carry the Flame in Totland. Henrietta was selected through the Coca Cola campaign for her commitment and enthusiasm to sport.
1.39pm – David Ouston, 46, from Isle of Wight, will carry the Flame on the Needles Chair Lift as it travels down to Alum Bay beach. At the bottom he will hand the Flame to Laura Carlisle, 17, from Isle of Wight, who will then carry it back to the top.
David was selected through the Lloyds TSB campaign for his work in setting up the Street Pastors scheme on the island, which offers help to people in need. Laura was nominated through the LOCOG public nomination campaign for her dedication and commitment to netball. Laura will be following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Peter Roland, who carried the Olympic Flame in 1948.
3.35pm – The Flame will visit Osbourne House in East Cowes during which there will be a number of photo opportunities. This will include Hannah Brear, 33, from Isle of Wight, carrying the Flame to the front of the house where she will hand the Flame to Annette Ablitt, 51, from Portsmouth.
Hannah was selected through the Lloyds TSB campaign for her work as a teacher.
Annette was nominated for the care that she gives to her husband who suffers from Huntingdon’s disease. She also teaches synchronised swimming and has helped raise £9,000 for charity.
4.25pm – The Flame will leave the Isle of Wight from East Cowes.
5.30pm – The Flame will arrive in Southampton.
6.25pm – The Flame will be exchanged between Alice Constance, 29, from Chepstow and Nicholas Nuttall, 53, from Southwater, pitchside at St. Mary’s Stadium, home to Southampton Football Club.
Alice was nominated by the British Olympic Association for her inspirational swim in the Serpentine and her run around one of the Channel Islands.
Nicholas was nominated by the International Olympic Committee for his work at the UN Environment Programme.
6.50pm – Gillian Rose, 44, from Southampton will carry the Flame into the Evening Celebration at Mayflower Park. Gillian was nominated through the LOCOG public nomination campaign for her determination to overcome the death of her husband and take up running. She has run three marathons and has recently taken up triathlon.
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 Southampton Council. The show will start at 4pm and the event will finish at 7.45pm.
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 Woodlands Community School and Art Asia Dhol Drummers staged by Southampton City Council.
Towards the end of the two-hour show, the last Torchbearer of the day in Southampton – Gillian Rose - will light a celebration cauldron on stage at the event which will enable the Olympic Flame to be seen by the audience.
Dame Ellen MacArthur will carry the Flame in East Cowes. She first hit the headlines in 2001 when she raced single-handedly non-stop around the world in the Vendée Globe when only 24 years old, finishing second in one of the hardest events in offshore sailing. Her status as one of the world’s greatest ever offshore sailors was confirmed in 2005, when after 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes, 33 seconds at sea, she became the fastest person to circumnavigate the globe single-handed.
Shirley Robertson will carry the Flame in Newport. After two previous Olympic Games appearances in Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996, Shirley proved beyond doubt her sailing pedigree by winning gold in the Europe class at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. However it was four years later, at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, that she made history by becoming the first British women to win Olympic gold medals at consecutive Games. Building upon this, Shirley made the switch successfully from interviewee to interviewer and forged a media career as both a presenter and commentator. Alongside this Shirley is actively involved in charity work, acting as a Patron for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and as a mentor in the Champions for Schools: Winning Scotland programme.
Calypso Ranshaw, 17, from Ashford, will carry the Flame in Lymington. She was selected through the Coca-Cola Future Flames programme for her immense passion for sailing. She is in the junior Olympic sailing team, and is hoping to make the 2016 Olympic Games. She helps share her passion of sailing by training younger children to sail.
Nathan Bailey, 18, from Bournemouth will carry the Flame in Boscombe. a Lloyds TSB Local Hero and trampolinist from Bournemouth, selected by Lloyds TSB because of his commitment and dedication to his sport and inspiring his peers by working with local children in his community during off season.
William Dowdall, 86, from Southampton, will carry the Flame in Southampton. William was nominated through the LOCOG public nomination campaign. Jim suffered a mini stroke at 71 and part of his recovery was to have a goal, which was to run the London Marathon, achieving this at 73! He has since gone on to complete 8 marathons in total raising nearly £16000 for a local cancer charity. After raising this staggering amount of money Jim was recognised with an MBE, he has also been awarded a Local Hero award.
James Williams, Director, Olympic Torch Relay, Coca-Cola Northwest Europe & Nordics, said: ‘Today, more Coca-Cola Future Flames will help us celebrate the fifty-seventh day of our amazing journey, including Connor Dawson and Hattie Gould who carry the Olympic Flame in Boscombe and Totland. We will also get everyone to Move to the Beat tonight as we bring Wretch 32 to the stage in Southampton.’
Sally Hancock, Director, London 2012 Partnership at Lloyds Banking Group, said: ‘The Olympic Torch Relay has had a phenomenal reception in each community it has touched and Lloyds TSB is creating as many opportunities as possible for people to get involved as the Olympic Flame passes their door. We’re calling on everyone to cheer their local Lloyds TSB Torchbearers – extraordinary people like Lloyds TSB Local Hero and rising star of trampoline gymnastics Nathan Bailey, carrying the Flame in Boscombe. 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 Southampton 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.’
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 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