Torch bearing ceremonies will take place over the weekend of the 19th - 20th May
The exact details of the route the Olympic Torch will take has been announced this morning.
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Details have been announced of the route the Olympic Torch will take through the region as part of its 8,000 mile journey nationwide. It's due to arrive in Britain at Land's End in May, and will finish day one in Plymouth. Where is the Olympic Flame going?
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:
– Jonathan Edwards, former Olympic triple-jumper
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.
Tom Mules (16) and Ryan Hope (20) were unveiled today as Torch Bearers for the Olympic games this summer. The pair were nominated for their volunteering and community work. The Olympic Flame will arrive in the UK on the 18th May. Where is the Olympic Flame going?