Olympic Torch Comes to Dorset

The Olympic Torch will spend 2 days in Dorset with a celebration event taking place in Weymouth on Thursday night

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Jonathan Edwards on the Olympic Torch 'kiss'

Former Olympic champion and member of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (Locog) Jonathan Edwards said: "The torch relay is literally around the corner and it's all systems go." He also explained the moment the torches are held together to pass on the flame:

The kiss is the big moment when the flame is passed from torchbearer to torchbearer and obviously you have to get it right - you don't want the flame to go out.

It's called a kiss. You have to hold them together for about ten seconds to make sure the flame passes and then the next runner runs off for their 300m stint.

– JONATHAN EDWARDS, FORMER OLYMPIC TRIPLE-JUMPER
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