Thursday, 16 August 2012

Paralympics Latest

Here's Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby's Paralympic Torch (2012). I wondered what would happen for the Paralympics in London after the Olympic flame was extinguished. On 22 August scouts will use flint and steel to spark four flames atop the highest peaks of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland: Scafell Pike, Snowdon, Ben Nevis and Slieve Donard. (Does this include Girl Guides or are they afraid of breaking their fingernails on the flints?) The four new flames will be relayed to UK capital cities before being united at Stoke Mandeville, the birthplace of the Paralympic Games. The flame will then head for London to light the cauldron on 29 August (CLICK). If you're interested in cheering on the relay, LOCOG has published a detailed map of the route: CLICK.


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