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.
Torch in London
Following great cheers from crowds across the nation torchbearers found themselves heading for the Olympic Park. The weekend saw the dramatic arrival of the Olympic Flame in London. The capital did not let down the volunteers who were holding the flame. Crowds poured out onto the streets for the great welcome. Residents, workers, personalities, celebrities, stars lined the streets for the arrival of the 2012 Olympic flame which also popped into Parliament
It was an ecstatic time with the capital is buzzing with heat not only from the sun but from the 2012 flame. Celebrities, champion athletes, pop stars are mixing with the community to share the relay until it reaches the Olympic Park on Friday 27 July.
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