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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 01:32 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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