July 25th, 2012
Symbolising peace, unity and friendship, the Olympic flame is perhaps the single most recognisable icon of the Games.
All three qualities were on show as crowds flocked to Jubilee Campus on Thursday 29 June, to see the torch pass through the University en route to London.
Staff, students and Tri Campus Games athletes joined members of the public to cheer on inspirational torch-bearers Sophie Chatel and Rebecca Lowther as they ran past the campus’ iconic red tiled buildings and giant metal sculpture, Aspire.
From Jubilee Campus, the flame continued on its journey towards the Olympic Stadium in Stratford to form the centrepiece of the London 2012 opening ceremony.
By the time the flame reaches the stadium, it will have been carried by 8,000 people, through more than 1,000 cities, towns and villages, having passed within one hour of 95% of the nation’s population.
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