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Sandwell on London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Route

Thousands of Sandwell people will get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the Olympic Flame carried through the borough next year on its way to the London 2012 Games - torchbearers will pass through Oldbury, West Bromwich and Smethwick on Saturday 30 June 2012.
 
Sandwell community leaders joined Ideal for All Patron Blind Dave Heeley and future Paralympic hopeful Ella Booker to celebrate the news at the Olympic-supported AdiZone outdoor gym in Victoria Park, Smethwick.

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Welcoming the news Councillor Darren Cooper said, "The Olympic Torch Relay coming to Sandwell will be a wonderful occasion for everyone in our community to join together and celebrate the Olympics being in this country. This fantastic news is a clear sign from the Olympic Committee that the 2012 Games will benefit places like Sandwell."
 
Oldbury, West Bromwich and Smethwick are three of over 1,000 villages, towns and cities announced by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) through which the Olympic Flame will pass.
 
The Flame is carried by torchbearers during the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, which is presented by Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung.
 
LOCOG has worked closely with representatives from a number of sectors in Sandwell to devise the route.
 
The 70-day Olympic Torch Relay, will start at Land's End, Cornwall, on the morning of 19 May 2012 and travel an estimated 8,000 miles around the UK.

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