London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay
The Olympic Flame arrived in the UK from Greece on Friday 18 May 2012 and has begun its 70-day torch relay across the country. The Olympic Flame will come to within just 10 miles of 95% of the population of the UK and will pass through Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd July on days 45 and 46 of the 70 day journey. The Olympic Flame will arrive at the Olympic Stadium on 27 July 2012 for the lighting of the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony, signifying the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The Olympic Torch Relay Route
Keep up to date with the latest Torch Relay information in your area.
On Monday 2nd July the torch will pass through:
Leicester has also been chosen as one of only 66 places in the country, to hold a special evening event – a two-hour long staged show, which culminates in the arrival of the torch. This event will take place on the evening of Monday 2nd July. Find out more and register for tickets
On Tuesday 3rd July the torch will pass through:
- Quorn • Loughborough • Hoton • Wymeswold
- Asfordby • Melton Mowbray
- Langham • Oakham • Uppingham
The streets along the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, which can be viewed in full at www.london2012.com/olympictorchrelay, gives street-by-street details and proposed start times for when the Olympic Flame will travel through our area.
The Olympic Flame will be carried across the UK by 8,000 inspirational Torchbearers. These lucky individuals each have an inspirational story to tell.
The Torchbearers confirmed to carry the Flame in Leicester and Leicestershire include those that were successful through the public nomination processes run by LOCOG and the Presenting Partners, Coca Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung. LOCOG has endeavoured to slot all community Torchbearers within an hour of their nomination address so family and friends can cheer them on.
There are a number of ways for schools and the local community to get involved with the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay celebrations. Find out how and join in!