Friday, July 13, 2012

Olympic Flame Visits Durdle Door

Day 56: Olympic Flame to Visit Chesil Beach and Durdle Door on Its Journey from Portland Bill to Bournemouth

On Friday 13 July, the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay – presented by Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung – will travel 147 miles through 24 communities on its journey from Portland Bill to Bournemouth.

(PRWEB) July 13, 2012
• On Friday 13 July the Relay will travel 76 miles 
  • 147 Torchbearers will carry the Flame
  • Evening celebration to take place on Bournemouth Beach
  • Images from today can be downloaded here
On Friday 13 July, the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay – presented by Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung – will travel 147 miles through 24 communities on its journey from Portland Bill to Bournemouth.
 Next London Olympics 2012 : Olympic Flame Visits Durdle Door

The Flame will be carried through the following communities: Portland Bill, Southwell, Weston, Easton, Portland, Fortuneswell, Weymouth, Preston, Osmington, Winfrith Newburgh, Wool, Corfe Castle, Swanage, Stoborough, Wareham, Sandford, Lytchett Minster, Upton, Hamworthy, Poole, Ashley Cross, Branksome, Wallisdown and Bournemouth.
Highlights for tomorrow include:
7.05am – The first Torchbearer of the day will be Tom Mules, 16, from Weymouth, who will start with the Flame at Pulpit Rock, Portland Bill. Tom was nominated by Weymouth and Portland Council through the LOCOG scheme for his commitment to competing in biathlons, triathlons and his work as a young ambassador for sport and his work with children with disabilities.
8.04am – Vickie Mattock, 39, from Gloucester will carry the Flame to the vantage point overlooking Chesil Beach. Vickie was selected through the Lloyds TSB campaign for her work with local charities.
10.55am – Lisa Devine, 15, from Ringwood will carry the Flame to Durdle Door. Lisa was nominated through the LOCOG campaign for her dedication to swimming with Swim Bournemouth performance squad and her youth ambassador work.
12.09pm – The Flame will pass the house where Commander Bill Collins planned the 1948 Olympic Torch Relay on East Street in Corfe Castle. His daughter, Penny Elsom, will be outside the house to watch it pass.
19.20 – The last Torchbearer of the day is Charles Rogers, 16, from Ringwood, who will carry the Flame into the Evening Celebration in Bournemouth. Charles was selected through the Coca-Cola Future Flames programme for his work with the charity Sailability.
The evening celebration will feature a variety of entertainment staged by LOCOG and the three Presenting Partners of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay - Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung - with support from Bournemouth Borough Council. The show will start at 5pm (doors open at 3pm) and the event will finish at 8pm.
The line-up includes music from Wretch 32, a dance troupe who will provide a unique fusion of street performance, theatre and sport and dance act Twist and Pulse. There will also be entertainment from local acts staged by Bournemouth Borough Council.
The first of these performances, entitled 'Bournemouth Sings', will feature an electric quintet from world famous Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra accompanying local young people in a unique musical performance.
The second performance, called 'Bournemouth Dances', will showcase some of the amazing talent from the renowned Pavilion Dance organisation in which four hip hop crews provide an exhilarating and energetic dance extravaganza accompanied by a local DJ.
Towards the end of the two-hour show, the last Torchbearer of the day in Bournemouth – Charles Rogers - will light a celebration cauldron on stage at the event which will enable the Olympic Flame to be seen by the audience.
Torchbearer highlights:
Giles Scott will carry the Flame in Weymouth. He was nominated by the British Olympic Association for his skills and dedication in sailing. He started sailing at the age of six in Graham Water in Cambridgeshire, and since then has had a meteoric rise to ultimately challenge the iconic Ben Ainslie for the coveted GBR place in the Finn Class at Weymouth in 2012.
At the tender age of 24, Giles can boast numerous successes at the very highest level, including World Championship bronze and European Championship gold It is testament to his skill, dedication and absolute determination that he was even in a position to challenge Ainslie, the greatest ever British Olympic sailor, for a place at the top of the podium. His is a success story that will inspire young sailors around the country and the world that if you work hard and believe in yourself that you can achieve your goals.
Bournemouth Girls School, who have a team of ten carrying the Flame in Bournemouth place for their continued support of Lloyds TSB's National School Sport Week.
Sophie Johnstone, 27, from Southwick is carrying the Flame in Fortuneswell. Sophie was selected through the Coca-Cola Future Flames campaign for her dedication to judo and her success when representing Great Britain atJudo. Over the years time she has achieved many fantastic results such as becoming British Champion two years in a row, representing GB at two World Championships and winning numerous World Cup and European Cup medals
Carmel Ryan, 44, from Southborne, is carrying the Flame in Osmington for her work as a police beat officer in a deprived area of the South West. Her commitment to the community she serves is being recognised through the LOCOG Moment to Shine campaign.
James Williams, Director, Olympic Torch Relay, Coca-Cola Northwest Europe & Nordics, said: “Today, more Coca-Cola Future Flames will help us celebrate the fifty-sixth day of our amazing journey, including Michelle Quaid and Andrew McKenna who carry the Olympic Flame in Preston and Poole. We will also get everyone to Move to the Beat tonight as we bring Wretch 32 to the stage in Bournemouth.”
Sally Hancock, Director, London 2012 Partnership at Lloyds Banking Group, said: “We are proud to be bringing the excitement of London 2012 to communities along the route of the Olympic Torch Relay as it continues its journey along the south coast. Lloyds TSB is creating as many opportunities as possible for people to get involved as the Olympic Flame passes their door.
We’re calling on everyone to cheer on their local Lloyds TSB Torchbearers – extraordinary people like Wendy Morrell, carrying the Flame in Upton. We’re also delighted to have a team of pupils from Bournemouth School for Girls carrying the Flame in Bournemouth. The Lloyds TSB Flame Followers will light up the route ahead of the Flame, before their Flame Followers Spectacular performance in Bournemouth tonight.”
Sunny Hwang, Vice President & Head of Global Sports Marketing, Samsung Electronics, said: ‘Samsung is delighted to be a Presenting Partner of the Olympic Torch Relay as it has given us the perfect opportunity to encourage everyone from all around the world to be involved in the Olympic Games.’
For further information please contact the London 2012 Press Office.
Notes to editors:
Each day two short packages of broadcast footage will be made available. The packages will be available via the Footage library – accessible from the Media Centre on and direct from this link Media will need to register for access in advance. Registration is free.
The broadcast of the Olympic Torch Relay is provided for Editorial Use Only. There can be no commercial association, no third party association and no commercial/ad superimposition on the video footage, unless the prior written consent of the IOC is acquired.
About the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Presenting Partners:
As the longest standing Presenting Partner of the Olympic Torch Relay, Coca-Cola will be using its heritage and experience to spread excitement across the UK ahead of London 2012. Coca-Cola's national nomination campaign - Future Flames – has focused on finding inspirational young people from across the country to have the once in a lifetime opportunity to carry the Olympic Flame. This summer Coca-Cola will celebrate these Future Flames: young people who use their passions in areas like sport and physical activity, music and dance, and community and the environment; to spread happiness in their local communities.
As the only National Presenting Partner of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, Lloyds TSB will be taking the inspiration and excitement of the Olympic Flame right to the heart of communities across the UK. As part of Lloyds Banking Group, Bank of Scotland will be the National Presenting Partner in Scotland. We are creating as many opportunities as possible for communities the length and breadth of the UK to get involved as the Flame travels past their front doors.
Lloyds Banking Group is Britain’s biggest corporate investor in UK communities and in 2011 invested £85 million and as part of the Group’s Community Investment Programme, we’ve launched the Lloyds Banking Group Community Fund to give back to the communities in which we operate and pass through on our journey with the Olympic Flame. We’re inviting everyone to visit the Lloyds TSB stand at each Evening Celebration to vote for a community project in their area that inspires and supports young people. By voting at the Evening Celebration members of the public will automatically enter a draw to win four tickets to London 2012. The two projects that receive the most votes at each locality will each win a £5,000 grant from Lloyds Banking Group. At the Lloyds TSB site members of the public will also have the opportunity to have their photo taken with the Olympic Torch, meet Lloyds TSB Local Heroes – the future stars of Team GB and ParalympicsGB – and get up close to our Flame Followers.
As a Presenting Partner of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, Samsung aims to encourage everyone to be part of the greatest show on Earth to make London 2012 ‘Everyone’s Olympic Games.’ We aspire to offer new and memorable experiences for everyone around the world through our own innovative and smart wireless technology. Samsung is providing 1,360 Torchbearers, who have “gone the extra mile” by contributing to the local communities, through its worldwide public nomination campaign. In total over 25,000 nominations were received. Samsung will support towns and cities to celebrate the exciting moment of the Torch Relay and help showcase Great Britain’s cultural landmarks to provide a more enjoyable experience to everyone.
The evening celebrations that will be staged by Samsung in 66 towns and cities throughout the Olympic Flame’s journey across the UK, will allow Samsung to entertain the community they are visiting. The Samsung caravan, complete with LED screen on the side showcasing runners and goodwill messages, will follow the Torchbearers around the UK cheering up everyone to celebrate the Torch Relay with music and interaction with local communities. It is Samsung’s ambition that London 2012 will be an event that reaches and involves more people than on any other Olympic Games occasion.
The BBC will be providing extensive coverage of the Torch Relay on television, radio and online. This will include special Breakfast shows on every BBC local radio station, and extended live coverage of an evening celebration event in every Nation and English Region. Full details of the coverage will be at
The Supporters of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay are:
Worldwide Olympic Partners Procter and Gamble and Visa, Tier One Partners adidas, BMW, BP, British Airways, BT and EDF, Tier Three Providers Aggreko, Holiday Inn and NATURE VALLEY.
London 2012 Games partners:
The Worldwide Olympic Partners who support the London 2012 Olympic Games and the National Olympic Committees around the world are Coca-Cola, Acer, Atos, Dow Chemical Company, GE, McDonald’s, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Samsung and Visa.
LOCOG has seven domestic Tier One Partners - adidas, BMW, BP, British Airways, BT, EDF and Lloyds TSB. There are seven domestic Tier Two Supporters – Adecco, ArcelorMittal, Cadbury, Cisco, Deloitte, Thomas Cook and UPS.
There are now twenty-eight domestic Tier Three Suppliers and Providers – Aggreko, Airwave, Atkins, Boston Consulting Group, CBS Outdoor, Crystal CG, Eurostar, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, G4S, GSK, Gymnova, Heathrow Airport, Heineken UK, Holiday Inn, John Lewis, McCann Worldgroup, Mondo, NATURE VALLEY, Next, Nielsen, Populous, Rapiscan Systems, Rio Tinto, Technogym, Thames Water, Ticketmaster, Trebor and Westfield.

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