The Olympic Torch

The Olympic Torch is touring the UK on a 70 day relay. It is being carried through villages, towns and cities across the Midlands travelling by boat, train, tram, and cable car, and even across ice.

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Team GB camp - Loughborough University prepares for Torch

The Olympic Torch is due to arrive at Loughborough University shortly, which is appropriate given that it is Team GB preparation camp.

Around 185 members of the Olympic Ambition Programme - which offers young British athletes and coaches the opportunity to experience the Olympic games environment first hand will greet the Torch.

Amazing colourful costumes greet the Olympic Flame and Relay team at Loughborough University Credit: ITV Central

Amazing colourful costumes (as these pictures show) are parading around the grounds ahead of the Torch arrival

Flaming Torch: performers donning colourful costumes are entertaining people at home of Team GB Credit: ITV Central
A colourful spectacle to behold at Loughborough University Credit: ITV Central
Enthusiasm is evident for the Torch amongst people at Loughborough Credit: ITV Central
Union Jacks galore to welcome the Olympic Flame to Loughborough Credit: ITV Central

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