Torch Flame Lights Up Portrush – Olympic Games 2012

Torch flame - a great football player

The Torch Flame caused a lot of excitement in Portrush as a team from various parts of Northern Ireland ran with the torch through scenic hot spots of the town. Celebrations were planned on the night to mark the historical event.

Torch Flame

The torch relay for the Olympics lasted 70 days, with 66 evening celebrations. About 8,000 people carried the torch a total distance of about 8,000 miles (12,800 km), starting from Lands End in Cornwall.  A wide range of people carried the torch around the country, mostly sports men and women, military figures and other local heroes from towns and cities across the nation. A number of celebrities also held the flame on its journey, including Dr Who star Matt Smith.


The torch flame left Lands End May 19.  Among the 8,000 people who will carry the Flame through more than 1,000 cities, towns and villages in the UK is a group for Northern Ireland.

YNUKtv went to meet the team for Portrush.