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Olympic flame rides the Tube

The Olympic flame has taken the Tube as it continues its week-long journey through the capital. A total of 144 torchbearers, including rower James Cracknell and skier Chemmy Alcott, carried the flame 43 miles across London.

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Premier League manager to carry Olympic torch

Stoke City manager will help carry the Olympic torch Credit: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis will carry the Olympic torch when it reaches his club's home city later this week.

He is thought to be the only top flight manager to be given such an honour.

He will take up the flame as it leaves the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in the city centre on Thursday.

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