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General Chat Thread, Olympic Torch in General; is coming through our little town. I got to hold the Commonwealth Games GPS thingy when that came to town. ...
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    Olympic Torch

    is coming through our little town. I got to hold the Commonwealth Games GPS thingy when that came to town. I wonder if they'll let me near the torch?

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    It is coming very near to one of my schools, too - I don't know if we'll be allowed to see it though

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    It's going all round us, but not through. Over about 5 days, it does a loop round Kent and we'll have to drive about 5 miles to see it.

    The Commonwealth Games torch came past the end of our road, as did the Tour de France (when one stage was here a few years ago, so I guess I can't be too disappointed!

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    It looks like it will go straight past our school, and then past the end of my road.

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    Its coming to my town. Staying over night as well

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    Olympic Torch madness: Bearers selling their torches on ebay for 10's of thousands and even a picture of the torch currently going for over a £1000.

    London 2012 Olympic Torch Photo | eBay

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    It goes right past our gates, all around the school grounds.... on a Sunday.

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    We have it going fairly close to us. We are even being let out to see it in Tatton park. Not only that they are even buying all the staff & student a t-shirt with Knutsford Academy - Home on it.

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    This is what happens if you get too close to it:

    BBC News - Olympic torch tackle man near Land's End

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Olympic Torch madness: Bearers selling their torches on ebay for 10's of thousands and even a picture of the torch currently going for over a £1000.

    London 2012 Olympic Torch Photo | eBay

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    To be fair, some appear to be auctioning them for a good cause - BBC News - Olympic relay torches put up for auction by bearers. I didn't realize that each bearer got to keep their particular torch though.

    Just read a little more of the BBC News item, "Torchbearers were told in March that they will have to pay £199 if they want to keep the torch as a souvenir of their special day."
    Last edited by beeswax; 21st May 2012 at 02:32 PM. Reason: Additional information

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Olympic Torch madness: Bearers selling their torches on ebay for 10's of thousands and even a picture of the torch currently going for over a £1000.

    London 2012 Olympic Torch Photo | eBay

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    /shrug

    Why not? If a torch bearer has paid the £195 for their torch, it's their property and they can do what they like with it. If someone is stupid enough to pay thousands for one, good luck to them. I don't understand the faux outrage that's coming from the press about this.

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    They were made in Britain so what did you expect?

    Couldn't they have just turned it off and back on again?

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    It's going right past my school... School's starting at 0745 that day because of road closures etc.

    All the school's going down to the road to watch it pass...

    Deep Joy... :-s (I did ask if we had to go... had abuse hurled at me! lol)

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    We have the Olympic torch etc having a brief 40 minute stop over at our school on 5 July.



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