Be an Olympic Torch Bearer

There is a chance for members of the public to become Olympic Torch Bearers when the Torch visits Leeds on 24 June 2012.

The relay will take place over 70 days, starting on 18 May and finishing on the 27 July in the Olympic Stadium and, although specific route details for the Torch have yet to be confirmed, it will be making an overnight stop in Leeds on 24 June 2012 and the city will be hosting a large event to celebrate its arrival.

Nominations for individuals to carry the torch close on 27 June 2011. Details of how to nominate someone or apply yourself can be found on the London 2012 website.

The University's Olympic Programme is already following a number of students and members of staff as they prepare to be involved in The Games. Up to five current students are expected to compete in The Games and they could be joined by as many as ten alumni.

Other Olympic news from the University of Leeds:

  • two University cultural projects will be part of the official Cultural Olympiad
  • the University has received the London 2012 Inspire Mark for four projects
  • at least 80 University of Leeds students have been interviewed for volunteer roles at London 2012 Games Makers
  • a deal is close to being agreed for a number of Olympic sports and a major Paralympic team to complete their 2012 preparations at the University

Read full details of the University Olympic Programme.

Matt Davison, the University's Olympic Programme Officer, would like to hear about your Games involvement, ideas or stories.

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