The Olympic Torch Relay

Nominate a Torchbearer

We're looking for 8,000 truly inspirational people across the UK to carry the Olympic Flame.

Individuals whose personal stories have the power to inspire millions of people watching the Olympic Torch Relay around the world.

Nominate someone you know to be a Torchbearer and give them their moment to shine.
Tinchy Stryder Olympic Torch Relay

The Olympic Torch Relay

Where is it taking place?

The Olympic Torch Relay will help shine a light on the whole of the UK – from dynamic urban areas to places of outstanding natural beauty.

Evening celebrations in towns and cities will show off the best of the local area, bringing people together to mark the Olympic Flame's arrival.
Map showing places the Olympic Flame will visit

The Olympic Torch Relay

Spreading the excitement of London 2012

Lit in Greece, the Olympic Flame arrives in the UK on 18 May 2012.

Representing peace, unity and friendship, the Flame will be carried by 8,000 inspirational Torchbearers during the Olympic Torch Relay.

As it makes its way across the UK on a 70-day journey it will bring the excitement of the Games to everyone.
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Nominate someone to carry the Flame 

Patrick Kielty in 'Who will you nominate?' video
We're looking for 8,000 truly inspirational people to be London 2012 Olympic Torchbearers carrying the Olympic Flame. Nominate someone you know and they could have their once-in-a-lifetime moment to shine. Find out more about nominating a Torchbearer

Where is the Olympic Flame going?

Land's End 2012 singpost
The Olympic Torch Relay route has been planned so that the Flame will come within an hour of 95 percent of people in the UK. The cities and towns hosting evening celebrations are already confirmed. Find out more about where the Olympic Flame is going
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