Olympic Torch Relay

Hundreds of local people will carry the Olympic torch through the Scottish Borders on its relay from Edinburgh to Alnwick.

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Kendal hosts Olympic judo team

Raymond Ovinou of Papua New Guinea Olympic team
Raymond Ovinou of Papua New Guinea Olympic judo team in training Credit: ITV

As the torch leaves the region, the Kendal Dojo Judo Club is now turning its attention to the Games itself. Raymond Ovinou, in red doing circuit training, is from Papua New Guinea and will compete in London 2012. He says the host club has made a big difference to his performance.

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Proud day for the Scottish Borders

Chris Paterson holds the torch Credit: ITV Border

Scottish Rugby legend Chris Paterson, was one of the torch bearers he said: "I remember running relay races and sprints on this very pitch when it was grass, it makes it so special, a big smile on my face.

"It was only 300 metres but you come in here and see kids involved in this, the sports stars of the future, and that is what is important"

Michael Moore MP added: "It has had a big show in the Borders, people here can say they came out to see it and I think it will live with them for a very long time."

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