Olympic Torch Comes to East Mids
The Olympic Torch will stop in the East Midlands on it's UK tour next year - it'll be carried through Nottingham, Derby and Leicester.
- Nottingham: June 28th 2012
- Derby: June 29th 2012
- Leicester: July 2nd 2012
The torch will leave Lands End on May 19th and arrive at the Olympic Stadium on July 27th.
Nottingham's ice-skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, the 1984 Olympic ice dance champions, are among the Olympic ambassadors who will be giving advice to Britain's 2012 hopefuls.
East Mids Reaction
Nottingham City Councillor Dave Trimble said:
"It's a great honour for Nottingham to host an official Olympic celebration as part of the Olympic Torch relay event around the UK and we're very much looking forward to marking the Olympic year with not only this event, but a whole range of sporting and cultural events that will appeal to everyone."
Chief Executive of Derby City Council Adam Wilkinson said:
“We are delighted to welcome the Olympic Torch Relay to Derby. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity and puts Derby firmly on the world map. Our city is diverse in many ways so we are well placed to show the world just how wonderful Derby is and how excited we are to be part of the world’s celebrations of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”
Councillor Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council said:
"I am absolutely delighted that Nottingham has been chosen as one of the cities that the Olympic Torch relay will visit and stay overnight.
"I am incredibly proud of Nottinghamshire’s sporting and cultural heritage and I know that Notts folk will embrace this iconic moment with much excitement ahead of the Games."