The Olympic torch coming to Liverpool
The Olympic Flame is to travel past some of Liverpool’s most famous landmarks on its journey across the UK next year.
As part of the Olympic torch relay, the flame will visit Liverpool on 1 June 2012. It’s arrival will be marked with a special celebration at the Pier Head.
Alicia Smith from leisure and culture said ‘there will be celebrations around the torch at the pier head also there will be big events and surprises on the night’
The torch will pass landmarks such as:
St George’s Hall, the Anglican and Metropolitan Cathedrals and through Chinatown. Other areas of the city the flame will travel through include; Edge Hill, Kensington, Knotty Ash, Old Swan, and Scotland Road and Liverpool will be one of its 70 overnight stops.
Bottle’s cricketer James has received a once in a lifetime offer of carrying the Olympic Torch in the lead up to this year’s Games.
James will carry the Torch at a stage between Kendall and Blackpool Uniformed organisations will be at huyton in the North West to do a guard of honour as the torch passes though Liverpool, Alicia smith said she ‘hopes lots of community groups will come out an join the celebrations’. She later said that the events are focused towards young people, and the cultural Olympiad will play a big part in the community.
A Lieutenant in the RAF said: ‘I am very proud to have been selected to represent the Royal Air Force and contribute to the Olympic and Paralympic Games and I am really looking forward to being involved in London 2012.’
There will be more announcements regarding the events and activities planned as the time gets closer.
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