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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Olympic torch fever sweeps across Great Britain as huge crowds watch the flame and its torchbearers make their way towards London in 13 days, delighting supporters and surprising cynics; #London2012, #London2012TorchRelay, #bbctorchcam


London2012 video: Olympic Torch Relay Week 8 Highlights - London 2012
http://youtu.be/N_Qn7YdWzU0


Beanyman62News video: London 2012 Olympics -Prime Minister David Cameron greets Olympic Torchbearers in his constituency in West Oxfordshire, and discusses the immense popularity and interest in the progress of the relays across Great Britain as they make their way to the Opening Ceremonies in London on the night of July 27th. http://youtu.be/2TP8fiolA30



On Wednesday, Day 53, it was The Queen and Prince Philip and The Olympic Flame and Sebastian Coe at Windsor Castle:http://twitter.com/London2012/status/222737068747526144/photo/1






WiltshireCouncil video: U.S. Gold medalist Michael Johnson's Olympic Torch Run at Stonehenge. July 13, 2012. http://youtu.be/blOP_nGf-Bg

On Friday the 13th, Day 55, the flame went thru Dorset, one of the most magical places in all of England. (If it's not God's Country, it's a nearby suburb!.)
Seriously, who doesn't love Dorset, beautiful any time of the year, rain or shine!

Moment to Shine
In Dorset, 15-year old swimmer and torchbearer Lisa Devine at the lookout at Durdle Door




The Olympic Torch relays start in the morning and remember the five-hour time difference between Miami/EDT and London right now, so unless you are a night owl, you can always  watch videotape of what happened While You Were Sleeping

Follow the progress of the Torch here, http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/route/
and watch the Olympic Torch relay Route LIVE at http://www.bbc.co.uk/torchrelay and 
http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/video/live.html


This morning, I watched it make its way from Bournemouth to Southhampton, where 100 years ago this past April, everything started out so swimmingly for the maiden voyage of The Titanic...



BBC torchcam becomes cult viewing worldwide
Roger Mosey | 11:09 UK time, Wednesday, 23 May 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rogermosey/2012/05/bbc_torchcam_becomes_cult_view.html

At 10 a.m., they're zipping down the road in one of their many vehicles with a police escort, since as you might've already guessed, though the route is 8,000 miles, there isn't someone running or walking for all 8,000 miles over 70 days.   
At 10:01 we just passed the Esso service station...


#London2012TorchRelay


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