Nominate An Olympic Torchbearer

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24 May 2011

Last week saw the launch of a search for 8,000 Torchbearers to carry the Olympic Flame in the run-up to next year’s London Olympics. The Flame will visit every region of the UK and is scheduled to be in Sheffield on Monday 25 June 2012 before going on to Cleethorpes the next day.

The organisers are looking for individuals whose personal stories will inspire the millions of people throughout the world watching the Olympic Torch Relay. So if you know someone who has gone beyond their personal best or is a leading light in your community I would encourage you to nominate them to be a Torchbearer.

Nominees can be as young as 12 and nominations will be considered by judging panels who will select Torchbearers for their area. The nomination process is open until 29 June 2011 and is available via or by calling 0800 111 6448.