Olympic Torch Blows Out During Relay

AS MOST people know by now the Olympic torch is making its way on a long-distance relay of the UK. Starting on May 19, 2012, the Olympic torch relay began its tour of the UK in the run-up to the London Games – taking 70 days, carried by 8,000 torchbearers.

However not all things go as planned as we saw when the torch was passing through Devon on the third day, and the Olympic torch had to be re-lit after it blew out while being carried by wheelchair user David Follett.

It is the first time the torch has blown out since it arrived in the UK to begin its 8,000 mile round trip to the opening ceremony on July 27.

Organisers say 95 percent of the country’s population should be within one hour of the route, which ends on July 27 with the lighting of the cauldron during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium, Stratford.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18146768

For full coverage of the torch relay see BBC:
www.bbc.co.uk/torchrelay

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