Search for West Sussex Olympic torch bearer continues

‘INSPIRATIONAL people’ are being sought in West Sussex to help carry the Olympic torch in a relay across the country next year, in the run up to the London 2012 Olympics.

London 2012 is asking for nominations of individuals whose personal stories will inspire the millions of people watching the Olympic torch relay.

Cllr Deborah Urquhart, county council cabinet member for environment and economy, said: “London 2012 is looking for inspirational people to take part in the relay as torchbearers.

“We have many amazing people in West Sussex and I hope residents will take part and nominate their special person to join in this exciting event.”

The Olympic flame arrives in the UK on Friday May 18, 2012.

The torch relay starts on Saturday,May 19, 2012, and lasts for 70 days, finishing on Friday July 27.

The flame represents peace, unity and friendship and will be carried by 8,000 torchbearers during the relay.

To nominate someone, visit the website at

Nominations close on June 29.