Paralympic Torch journey

The Paralympic Torch is on its way from Stoke Mandeville to the Olympic park in Stratford for the opening ceremony of the Games.

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Paralympic Flame races to Olympic Stadium

The Paralympic Flame is still in a very active race against time to reach the Olympic Stadium for tonight's opening ceremony.

Organisers have been forced to light a backup torch after the final day relay ran two hours behind schedule - before it even reached the capital this morning.

Hundreds of torchbearers received huge support as they passed a series of famous London landmarks on the way to the Olympic Park in Stratford.

ITV News' Emily Morgan accompanied them on the flame's eventful final journey:


Organisers hopeful of torch arrival at Opening Ceremony

Torchbearing team 102 carry the flame across the water. Credit: Danny Lawson/LOCOG/PA Wire

The Paralympic torch relay is running just over an hour late, but organisers remain hopeful it will make it to the Olympic Stadium in time for tonight's Opening Ceremony.

A Locog spokeswoman said time had been made up on the relay, having fallen at least two hours behind schedule before it even began the final London legs.

After racing around a series of the capital's landmarks, the torch was taken on a voyage from Lewisham to Greenwich aboard a boat on the Thames.


Flame winds its way through central London

Tanni Grey-Thompson, Egidijus Bartkus and Beatrice Vio carry the Paralympic Flame through The City of Westminster Credit: Gareth Fuller/LOCOG/PA Wire
Roy Kerwin, Arun Patel, Alan Richardson and Shikuku Obosi take their turn carrying the Flame through Westminster Credit: Gareth Fuller/LOCOG/PA Wire
Samantha Jones, Ros Cramp, Pamela Galloway and Carrie Reynolds take their turn with the Flame Credit: Gareth Fuller/LOCOG/PA Wire

Paralympic Flame running two hours behind schedule

The Paralympic Flame relay is currently running two hours behind schedule, with organisers hoping to claw back the delay as the torch makes its way to Stratford for tonight's Opening Ceremony.

Last night four individual flames representing the four home nations were carried into the stadium at Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire - the spiritual home of the Paralympic Games - and one combined torch was carried out, a beacon of the Paralympic spirit.

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