Norfolk people offered chance to carry Olympic flame

Hundreds of inspiring people in East Anglia are one step closer to becoming a London 2012 Olympic Torchbearer and having their moment to shine next summer.

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Locog) has begun to make conditional offers to inspiring people in the East of England to carry the Olympic Flame during the 70 day Olympic Torch Relay.

The offers made include the day of the Relay the Torchbearer is invited to carry the Olympic Flame.

Ninety per cent of the total 8,000 Torchbearer places across the UK have been made available to people nominated for a personal best through a number of channels, including the four public nomination campaigns run by Locog and the three presenting partners of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay: Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung. The remaining 10pc of places are offered by invitation.

Sebastian Coe, chair of Locog, said: 'Thank you to everyone in the East of England who took the time to nominate a friend, a colleague or a family member through one of the four campaigns.


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'Today we are one step closer to giving hundreds of people across the East of England their moment to shine during the Olympic Torch Relay next summer. The sum of the individual stories of our Torchbearers will show the world that the Olympic spirit is alive and well right across the East of England.'

Have you been given a conditional offer to be a Torchbearer at next year's Games? Call reporter Kate Scotter on 01603 772326 or email kate.scotter@archant.co.uk.

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