Olympic flame to travel to London by trains, boats and planes
Drawing as much on Wacky Races as the traditions of the Olympic Games, London 2012 organisers will on Monday unveil the Olympic flame's full 8,000-mile route through 1,018 cities, towns and villages.
Next year the torch will travel over the Eden Project in a balloon, up Snowdon on a train, in a sidecar at the Isle of Man TT, across Windermere on a paddle steamer, off the Tyne bridge on a zipwire, down rapids in the Lee Valley and up a chairlift on the Isle of Wight before travelling along the Thames to the Olympic stadium.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (Locog) is targeting the torch relay, which begins in Land's End on 19 May next year, as a key moment in igniting enthusiasm for the Games.
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"Olympic flame to travel to London by trains, boats and planes", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juillet 2011. Consulté le 30/11/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/olympic-flame-to-travel-to-london-by-trains-boats-and-planes