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Olympic Torch Relay

Hundreds of specially chosen torchbearers and celebrities will carry the Olympic torch on its journey through the North.

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The torch relay continued into York Tonight

The Olympic Torch has received another warm welcome from thousands of people on another busy relay day in our region.

The torch arrived to the now familiar rousing reception in Knaresborough, an unusual display of gymnastics in Harrogate and a rather more traditional greeting in the city of Ripon.

Tonight, huge crowds watched former Olympic Showjumper and racehorse trainer Harvey Smith light the celebration cauldron at York Racecourse, the climax of the days festivities.

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