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Olympic torch joke

A woman who joked on Facebook that she'd squirt the Olympic flame out with a water pistol after learning that people who live 60 miles away had been chosen to carry the torch through her hometown of Bridlington, has been given a police warning.

Our reporter Matt Price has been meeting with Helen Perry.

Trying out the Olympic Stadium

Jacob at the Olympic Stadium

The Olympic torch relay begins today at Land's End, but already a Doncaster student has tried out the facilities at the Olympic Stadium in London.

19-year old Jacob Clark from Bessacarr took part in a preparation event ahead of this summer's Games as part of the British Universities College of Sport.

The event was run like a mini Olympics, featuring athletics, basketball and other sports.

Jacob took part in the 1500 metre 4x4 relay representing Leeds University.

“My events took place on the Saturday night, it was a fantastic atmosphere with around 40,000 people in the crowd.

“This is a great time for sport and everyone in Doncaster is excited about seeing the Olympic torch pass through the borough on 26 June.”

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Relay Route revealed

The exact route the Olympic torch will take on its journey around Britain has been revealed.It’ll travel an estimated eight thousand miles around the country with more than one hundred torch bearers carrying the flame in any one day. Here's some places it will visit along the way.

  • York
  • Thirsk
  • Northallerton
  • Aiskew
  • Bedale
  • Aysgarth
  • Leyburn
  • Richmond
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