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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Olympic torch relay will light up Stockton Borough

Monday, March 19, 2012

As the countdown continues to London 2012 Olympic Games, people across Stockton have the chance to be part of the greatest sporting event.

The iconic Olympic Torch is heading to Stockton Borough as part of the international Relay as is makes its way south to the Olympic venues to mark the start of the Games on 27 July.

On Sunday, 17 June, the Olympic Torch will visit Stockton and Billingham and everyone is being encouraged to be part of this historic event and cheer the Torch on its way.

The Olympic Flame will travel through the Borough. Residents can find out when it will be travelling along their nearest high street, through their town centre or past their local shop. The streets along the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay can be viewed in full at

Councillor Ken Dixon, Stockton Council's Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: "We are delighted the Olympic Torch will be visiting Stockton and Billingham on its long journey to London. The 2012 Olympic Games will be a truly magnificent event and the Torch Relay is a wonderful way for Stockton Borough residents to feel part of it.

"I hope people take to the streets to see the Torch Relay and show their pride in our Borough at the same time as showing support and encouragement to all the Torchbearers."

Sebastian Coe, Chair of LOCOG added: "Today we bring the Olympic Torch Relay to life. The Flame symbolises the Olympic spirit and its journey around the UK will bring the excitement of the Games to our streets. Now the people know the route the Olympic Flame will be carried along and the Torchbearers for their community, they can start planning how they might celebrate and make it Stockton's moment to shine."

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