2012 Olympic Torch Bearer

Any news yet?

16 messages
08/12/2011 at 10:50

Has anyone yet heard whether they have been selected as a torch bearer for the 2012 Olympics?

I am waiting to hear if a friend I nominated has been chosen and understand nominees will hear this month.

seren nos    pirate
08/12/2011 at 10:55
I nominated my son for one of the coca cola olympic torch bearers and we heard last week and they gave him the surprise call yesterday........I was too late to apply for the official one so really pleased he got through on the inspirational young person category with coca cola.

we heard a couple of months ago that he was shortlisted........not sure how the official site ones work
08/12/2011 at 10:57

That's BRILLIANT news.  I know my friend was shortlisted - it's the final confirmation we're waiting for.

 Well done for your son though.

08/12/2011 at 11:06

How far do they get to carry it?

One of my friends' husband is a police officer accompanying the torch the whole way round

(They don't all run all the way, I think....)

08/12/2011 at 11:13
Not a lot of people know this, but the torch dates from the 1936 Olympics... the Nazi one. It's not ancient or even necessary. This makes anyone who carries the torch a Nazi of course
seren nos    pirate
08/12/2011 at 11:24
its only on average a couple hundred metres I believe..I get to accompany him as he is under 18
08/12/2011 at 12:56
i'm shortlisted, but not had any final decision, they come by email today apparently, its been a few hours since they were sent though so i'm guessing no

oh and each runner runs 300m on average
08/12/2011 at 13:02

Congrats to your son seren nos!

I was nominated in one of the other sponsors categories. They said it would be during the week of the 5th Dec they let people know..

08/12/2011 at 13:26

I was in Carnaby Street London on Tuesday morning where someone was presented with a Golden Tourch Holder with hidden TV cameras all around


09/12/2011 at 13:19
All people from 2012 site notified this week....according to the site it's around a 300m carry.
23/03/2012 at 15:10
I'll be carrying the Torch through my home village.  It's 0.2 mi in total.  Trying to see what's the slowest pace I can run and still look vaguely cool.  Think around 14min/mi should be slow enough to eek out those precious seconds!
26/03/2012 at 10:22
There are 4 torch bearers in my district. Only one of them lives within 20 miles of us. I think that's wrong.
seren nos    pirate
26/03/2012 at 10:26
INKY......probably the ones who live in your district will be carrying the torches else where........

my son has to travel over 20 miles to do the torch and people from that area are travelling to our town the following day.....
seems like they are not having people do their local towns much..everyone is having to travel
26/03/2012 at 10:36
IKFY wrote (see)
There are 4 torch bearers in my district. Only one of them lives within 20 miles of us. I think that's wrong.

Total disgrace.

Live in Tidworth, a military town and not one of them running it through the town looks military, or from Tidworth,  

I'm disgusted!!

26/03/2012 at 10:45
Should all probably stop complaining about this I think.  At least we have an opportunity to carry it.
seren nos    pirate
26/03/2012 at 10:51
Alex.......as i said there will be people from your area running other areas..its just the way they have worked it.......
they haven't appointed people to run in their own area.......they must have their reasons.......

not sure what looking military means........surely you don't expect them to have farmers running through farming villages.......and coal miners running through mining towns.or bankers running through london........

don't think they would go to that much trouble to match up.......

if you are upset you weren't chosen then ask them for a reason

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