Today’s mileage: 32.70
Number of Torchbearers: 173
Highlights for today are:
London Borough of Camden
6.48am – The Roundhouse: a Torchbearer will start the last day of the road based relay from the Roundhouse in Camden.
7.14am – Regents Canal: a Torchbearer will carry the Flame along the Regent’s Canal on board a canal boat.
7.37am – St. Pancras Station: Luke Corduner,32, from Camden will carry the Flame in front of the Olympic rings in St. Pancras Station. Luke was nominated through the LOCOG campaign for be a great PE teacher who devotes many hours after the school day to coaching football, tennis, table tennis, helping out with clubs and running a sports camp during the holidays. He was also nominated for the work he does with young people who are expelled from school or who are young offenders.
London Borough of Islington
8.24am – Islington Town Hall: David Walliams will carry the Flame in recognition for his remarkable contribution to sport. His awe-inspiring cross-Channel swim in 2006 secured him a Sports Personality of the Year award. In 2008 he swam across the Strait of Gibraltar. Then, in 2010, he led a team of friends in a cycle relay from John O’Groats to Land’s End. Swimming the Thames in September 2011 was his most gruelling, dangerous and physically demanding challenge yet. In total David has raised £8.5m for Comic Relief/Sport Relief. His contribution to sport and his demonstration of the Olympic values is extraordinary and inspiring.
The City of London
8.55am – St. Paul’s Cathedral: a Torchbearer will carry the Flame to the steps of St Paul’s.
10.03am – Millennium Bridge: Ade Adepitan will carry the Flame across the bridge. Wheelchair Basketball Paralympic medallist Ade was selected by Lloyds TSB because of his contribution to his sport and inspiring young athletes through his support of and involvement in the Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week.
London Borough of Southwark
10.11am – Shakespeare’s Globe: a Torchbearer will take part in a photo moment in the Yard in front of stage.
London Borough of Lambeth
12.28pm – Windrush Square: a Torchbearer will pass the Flame to another Torchbearer at the community event taking place there.
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham
Stamford Bridge: A Torchbearer will carry the Flame past the home of Chelsea F.C.
London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
2.29pm – Holland Park: A Torchbearer will hold the Flame in front of the Opera Stage steps
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham
3.33pm – BBC White City: Two Torchbearers will exchange the Flame at the site of the finishing line in the stadium of the 1908 Olympic Games. One of the two Torchbearers is Antoine de Navacelle. Antoine is the great grand-nephew of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the father of the modern Olympic Games. Antoine is closely involved in the Olympic movement and has promoted the Coubertin Award student essay competition ahead of the London 2012 Games to promote wider understanding of the Olympic ideals. As a board member of the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee, Antoine acts as an advocate for the values of respect, excellence and friendship remaining embedded in the modern Olympic Games.
London Borough of Westminster
5.25pm – Regent Street / Shaftesbury Avenue: Torchbearers will carry the Flame through the West End.
5.40pm – Trafalgar Square: Torchbearers will carry the Flame in Trafalgar Square in the heart of the capital.
5.59pm – Downing Street: A Torchbearer will be given a special welcome to Downing Street.
6.33pm – Buckingham Palace: A Torchbearer will visit the Palace.
7.10pm – Hyde Park: The last Torchbearer of the day will light a celebration cauldron on stage at the Finale event of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay to enable the Olympic Flame to be seen by the audience.
Evening celebration summary:
Coca-Cola is bringing the finale event of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay to London's Hyde Park on Thursday 26 July 2012. At the event you'll be able to enjoy extended live performances from some of the UK's coolest bands, whilst celebrating all our inspirational Future Flames - amazing people chosen to carry the Olympic Flame. Hosted by the London Borough of Westminster the finale event will take place at Hyde Park between 2pm and 10.30pm.
This is a ticketed event. See http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/coca-colacelebrations for further information.
The London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay finale will feature performances by Dizzee Rascal, and The Wanted. It will also feature a special performance by Mark Ronson and Katy B. Other performers include: You Me at Six, Rizzle Kicks, Eliza Doolittle, Wretch 32, Morning Parade, Loick Essien, and Little Comets. Entertainment will also be staged by Presenting Partners Samsung and Lloyds TSB.
Darren Fitzpatrick, 18, will carry the Flame through Camden. Darren has been awarded with the title ‘Gold Ambassador of Camden’ for all his dedicated volunteering work. He volunteers to help young children in sports and in other activities. He also takes part in helping children in Paralympics Sport. He volunteers with Quad Kids Athletics and is part of the three acres community play project. On average Darren does about 15 hours a week of volunteering and 10 hours a week of sports.
Tom Davis, 30 will carry the Flame through The City of Westminster. Tom is the 2006 Commonwealth Judo Champion and was selected through the Coca-Cola Future Flames programme to run with the Olympic Torch due to his role in helping young people pursue their passion in sport.