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(PRWEB) July 21, 2014
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic plus Paralympic Games (LOCOG) confirmed preparations for the Olympic Flames final journey down the River Thames about Friday 27 July along with a selection of features for the seven-day journey about the capital.
982 Torchbearers might carry the Flame about the capital throughout its 7 day tour
18 Torchbearers about final day, 7 of who usually travel down the Thames about Gloriana, The Queens Rowbarge
Londoners advised to remain nearby plus program ahead at GetAheadoftheGames.com
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Having visited over 1,000 communities about the UK plus celebrated the achievements of over 7,000 Torchbearers to date, the Olympic Torch Relay presented by Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB plus Samsung might see the Flame carried by 982 Torchbearers about 220 miles of the capitals streets, taking inside landmarks, community spaces plus places to showcase London plus Londoners to the planet.
Sebastian Coe, Chair of LOCOG said: Thank we to everyone that has cheered found on the Torchbearers appropriate about the UK plus helped to build the excitement towards the begin of the Games. With eleven days to go till the Olympic Flame the lights the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony it happens to be awesome to find London prepared to acceptance the Flame plus set to enjoy inspiring persons plus amazing places inside every Borough.
Given the big plus enthusiastic crowds which have followed the Olympic Torch Relay about its journey about the UK because estimated 9 million folks have cheered found on the Torchbearers to date – LOCOG plus Transport for London (TfL) advise which the week whenever the Olympic Torch Relay is within London is expected to be very busy. Very big crowds are expected to line the London path plus, alongside a quantity of road closures because the Olympic Flame visits all 33 London Boroughs from Saturday 21 to Friday 27 July, this might have an impact about traffic plus transport networks inside surrounding regions.
As a outcome, at certain instances plus inside certain places, Londons roads plus public transport networks are expected to be much busier than routine. LOCOG plus TfL advise Londoners which, when potential, it will be ideal to remain neighborhood plus try to see the Flame whenever it passes by the region closest to house or destination of function. People usually moreover be capable to observe the arrival of the Flame reside found on the BBC.
On Thursday 26 plus Friday 27 July inside certain, roads inside central London is extremely busy plus there is a big quantity of road closures mandatory over the path. On 27 Friday July, those without a ticket for the Opening Ceremony or another event inside the Stratford location are advised to avoid the region from 3.00pm.
TfL has absolutely issued guidance to motorists which, from this week, they must avoid driving inside central London, about the Olympic Route Network plus Games venues.
For anybody going inside London the guidance is to go look at the Torch Relay path plus program ahead. If going to an region where the Torch is passing through, the guidance is to leave a great amount of time for journeys plus take public transport where potential.
On Friday 27 July, the final day of the London 2014 Torch Relay usually gather momentum at Hampton Court Palace where Torchbearers usually carry the Flame about the grounds of the Palace plus from the worlds oldest hedge maze.
At regarding 7.30am the Flame is continued board Gloriana, The Queens Rowbarge that was presented to plus called by Her Majesty The Queen inside a ceremony which took destination earlier this year plus usually give a durable legacy to mark Her Majestys Diamond Jubilee. The Flame may light a ceremonial cauldron about board Gloriana plus over the course of the morning 7 Torchbearers usually light a Torch within the cauldron plus carry the Flame for regarding 8 minutes every at chosen regions which are viewable within the banks of the River. The Torchbearers for the last day of the Relay all members of the public with individual right stories – is confirmed soon.
Gloriana is rowed by 16 oarsmen plus females whom is drawn from a squad of 28 rowers on-board found on the day. The squad is created up of past British Olympic crews dating back to the 1948 Games plus Olympians of the future from London Youth Rowing. Gloriana is accompanied with a tiny amount of craft crafted to showcase Londons waterborne history because the Flame makes its technique towards the Olympic Stadium.
The finale to the public involvement inside the Torch Relay can see the last Torchbearer found on the River Thames carry the Flame to Tower Bridge for a final picture chance inside front the Olympic Rings at around 12.45pm. The Flame may then stay from public view at City Hall till it appears at the Opening Ceremony.
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: The arrival of the Olympic Flame is a big time for the capital plus an incredible chance for Londoners to have, appropriate about their doorsteps, the growing excitement because the countdown to the begin of the 2014 Olympic Games moves ever closer. From Redbridge to Bexley, Richmond to Haringey an incredible range of occasions plus celebrations are planned thus I’d motivate everyone to obtain out what’s happening inside their nearby region plus receive associated inside this summer like no alternative.
Sport plus Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson said: The Torch Relay has received a rousing reception within the British public over the last 2 months, with millions of individuals coating the streets to help the area hero Torchbearers because they passed by a few of Britains many iconic landmarks plus landscapes.
Now the Flame is found on the house straight. Its arrival inside London plus journey from the capital marks the final countdown to what is a awesome Games.
A selection of features for the week-long tour of the capital include:
Friday 20 July
8.00pm (approx) HM Tower of London: the Olympic Flame may arrive at Tower Wharf inside front of the Tower of London. In a short time – ideal viewed about tv because the view is obscured found on the ground – a Royal Marine Commando, carrying the Flame inside a lantern, usually undertake a 180ft abseil from a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter. Two Torchbearers might then carry the Flame about the Tower of London to be welcomed by Mayor of London Boris Johnson as well as the Lutfur Rahman, Mayor of Tower Hamlets plus invited guests. At the Jewel Home the Flame is handed to the General the Lord Dannatt, Constable of the Tower of London, where it usually stay instant.
Saturday 21 July
7.21am Greenwich Park: The London 2014 Olympic Torch Relay begins with Natasha Sinha, 15, from Greenwich that was nominated by the LOCOG campaign for her commitment to swimming plus cross nation running usually carry the Flame within the Royal Observatory, Greenwich as well as the Meridian Time Line, from Greenwich Park to the London 2014 Equestrian Arena. There Natasha usually hand the Flame to Ella Statham, 15, furthermore from Greenwich that was nominated by the LOCOG programme for her volunteering function with all the London Football Association.
7.43am Cutty Sark: Sir Robin Knox-Johnson might carry the Flame for a lap about the restored Cutty Sark ship. Sir Robin was the initially individual to sail solo non-stop all over the world, founded the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race inside 1995 plus has been a Cutty Sark Trustee because 2014.
Sunday 22 July
Time to be confirmed EDF Energy London Eye: Amelia Hempleman-Adams, 17, from Surrey, that at age of 16 became the youngest individual to ski to the South Pole can hold the Flame over a pill found on the London Eye.
Monday 23 July
7.46am Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust Centre: Doreen Lawrence, 59, from Catford may carry the Flame into the forecourt of the centre set up inside memory of her son because base for community understanding plus development.
5.18pm Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis plus Croquet Club: a