Olympic Torch Relay

Follow the progress of the Olympic flame and watch interviews with torchbearers and sporting icons as it travels throughout the region.

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Military sweep Weymouth beach ahead of Olympic celebrations

Members of the Royal Navy's Special Boat Service (SBS) check Weymouth beach ahead of Olympic torch celebrations. The torch arrived in the county earlier today. Although a parade to welcome it to the town this afternoon was cancelled, an evening of celebration is still expected to go ahead.

Final checks are made ahead of tonight's Olympic torch celebrations Credit: Dorset Media
Celebrations still expected in Weymouth this evening despite the weather Credit: Dorset Media


Olympic legend and torchbearer Michael Johnson at Stonehenge

Olympic gold medallist Michael Johnson displays the torch at Stonehenge Credit: ITV Westcountry

One of the world's greatest ever athletes has held the Olympic Torch high at Stonehenge.

Michael Johnson, the 400m world record holder and Olympic gold medallist, is at the World Heritage Site at a special dawn event before he runs the first leg of day 55 of the relay around Britain.

Our Wiltshire reporter Robert Murphy is there. You can follow him on twitter

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