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Olympic torchbearers unveiled

The names of the torchbearers who will carry the Olympic Flame to London 2012 have been revealed alongside the route the torch will take.

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Jane Tomlinson's son to be an Olympic Torchbearer

The teenage son of charity fundraiser Jane Tomlinson has said that he will carry the Olympic Torch on behalf of his late mother.

His mother, who died from cancer in 2007 at the age of 43, carried the torch ahead of the 2004 Games in Athens.

Steven, 14, said: "I'm really excited about being nominated as a torchbearer.

"It's a great opportunity to be part of the Olympics. I will be doing it on behalf of my sisters and my mum. It should be a great experience."

British terminal cancer sufferer Jane Tomlinson (L) kisses her 6-year-old son Steven after completing a triathlon in 2003 Credit: Reuters

Mrs Tomlinson inspired thousands of people with her charity challenges while battling against terminal cancer.

She raised more than £1.85 million for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.

She was awarded the MBE for her work in June 2003 and later made a CBE.

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