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Games Set To Be Flaming Brilliant

By Robert Guthrie
DUMFRIES, Scotland – The Torch Relay for the London
2012 Games should live up to the promise that it will be “flaming good” when the
Torch arrives in the United Kingdom Friday .
The Olympic
flame will arrive with UK football superstar David Beckham on the specially
built Olympic Torch Relay plane.
will be joined by four children – one each from England, Scotland, Northern
Ireland and Wales – who have committed themselves to sport and done fantastic
services to sports worldwide.
The plane,
specially built by British Airways, took workers nine days to put together.
It’s covered in 250 litres of paint in gold, white and four different shades of
The plane,
‘The Firefly,’ is flying from Athens following the eight-day Greek Torch tour
that ended with a special handover ceremony at Panathenaic Stadium.
Pupils in
schools across the UK named The Firefly in a competition that was part of the Games’
education program, “Get Set,” which encourages students and teachers to embrace
the Games, live Olympic values and make the most out of this landmark
at the ceremony were Princess Anne, who is head of the British Olympic
Association, London Mayor Boris Johnson, Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson and
Head of the London 2012 Committee, Lord Sebastian Coe.
The plane
flies first to Cornwall, in the southwest of England, where the first of many torchbearers
will kick off the exciting relay. Over the 70 days of the relay, many runners
will carry the torch throughout the United Kingdom, passing through England,
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
It is
scheduled to arrive during the July 27 opening ceremony at London’s massive new
Olympic stadium.
It looks
like the Games will be very impressive, and so many can’t wait to see what
Britain has to offer.
going to be an exciting time, and with so much more in store, this is just the