Sunday, May 20, 2012

Olympic Torch Relay begins at Lands End

Yesterday was the start of the Olympic torch relay in England after the flame arrived from Athens the day before. The relay started its 70-day tour of Britain at Land’s End, with triple Olympic champion Ben Ainslie running the first leg from Land’s End. The London 2012 Summer Olympics will begin on July 27.

On Friday the flame was flown to the UK in four safety lanterns on board a gold-liveried British Airways jet, flight number BA 2012. It landed at RNAS Culdrose, where Princess Anne carried it onto British soil before Beckham lit a cauldron at the air-sea rescue base.
Counting down to the Games/Opening Ceremony on July 27
Video on the handing over of the Olympic flame in Athens

Here is where you can watch the Torch Relay live and get the chance to see Great Britain albeit online.

Image source: London2012

Related articles:
- Greece hands over Olympic flame to England
- London Olympics torch route revealed


  1. oh Land's End!! the most western part of England.. i've been there before, nice choice to have the Land's End to start the relay.. from one end to another brand new end it means?? :)

  2. Oh! Olympics coming soon! Yay!

  3. SK, the torch going all over the UK gives a chance for people in the country to be a part of this historical event. You've been to Land's End? Cool!

    Foong, right, yay!