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Olympic torchbearers named

The names are being released of more than 7,000 people in the UK who will carry the Olympic torch, guiding its flame to the 2012 games in London. A street-by-street map of the route is also being revealed.

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Olympic torch route Meridian West

Details of the route torch relay will follow in Meridian's western patch Credit: London 2012

Nominations for torchbearers were considered between May and June 2011 and people were chosen after selection panels met in the Autumn. Tens of thousands of people were nominated, and 8,000 will be confirmed as torchbearers before the relay begins.

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