The Success of The Olympic Torch Relay


What a difference a year makes, August 2011, London and several other British cities suffered widespread looting, rioting and arson of unprecedented levels. During the past 70 days people have taken to the streets again, but this time it’s to witness the Olympic Flame as it progresses through the country in a spirit of togetherness.

 

The Olympic flame has completed its 70-day, 8,000-mile journey around the United Kingdom since arriving from Greece on the 18 May. It has been welcomed and celebrated by communities in 1,000 cities, towns and villages across the country. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: “The torch relay has been absolutely fantastic. By the opening ceremony, it will have been carried by 8,000 torchbearers.
“The enthusiasm and support shown by millions of people up and down this country has been overwhelming. It has showcased the very best of Britain.”



David Beckham

 


The Torch arrives in London at St Pancras

 


Sir Bruce Forsyth

 


David Walliams

 


Torchbearer 170 passes the Olympic Flame to Torchbearer 171 in front of Buckingham Palace in the presence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry
More images of the Olympic Torch Relay

 

Friday, July 27, 2012 ยท Categories: Anthropology and Sociology, Consumer Intelligence, Sports and Fitness, News and World Politics, Lifestyle
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