Olympic flame close to London

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Details have been announced of the Olympic flame’s journey through London to the Olympic Stadium.

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) revealed that the torch will travel down the River Thames in the week prior to the start of the big sporting event.

A total of 982 people will carry the torch through London, with seven taking the flame on the Thames aboard the Queen’s rowbarge Gloriana.

So far, the torch has been carried by more than 7,000 people since May 18th and visited over 1,000 places as it heads to the opening ceremony on July 27th. It has been confirmed that Olympian Daley Thompson will be amongst those taking part in the relay.

Sebastian Coe, chair of LOCOG, said: “Thank you to everyone who has cheered on the torchbearers right around the UK and helped to build the excitement towards the start of the Games.

“With eleven days to go until the Olympic flame lights the cauldron at the opening ceremony it is great to see London ready to welcome the flame and set to celebrate inspiring people and amazing places in each and every borough.”

So far an estimated nine million people have watched the torch relay and anyone enjoying London getaways next week should ensure they get a glimpse of the historic event as it passes through all 33 London boroughs.

Olympic ticket holders should also keep up-to-date with travel arrangements via the Transport for London website that will highlight potential traffic hotspots as well as providing the best way to travel between hotels and the London 2012 venues.