The Camelon community will be the centre of attention when the Olympic Flame arrives in the area on Wednesday, June 13.
Two people will carry the Flame through Camelon. It will arrive from Larbert at around 12.24pm via Stirling Road, where it will continue along until turning into Main Street. From there, the Flame will head to Falkirk.
Sebastian Coe, chairman of LOCOG said: "Today we bring the Olympic Torch Relay to life. The Flame symbolises the Olympic spirit and its journey around the UK will bring the excitement of the Games to our streets. Now the people know the route the Olympic Flame will be carried along and the Torchbearers for their community, they can start planning how they might celebrate and make it Falkirk’s moment to shine."
An average of 115 Torchbearers a day will carry the Olympic Flame during its 8,000 mile journey around the UK before it arrives at the Olympic Stadium on 27 July 2012 for the lighting of the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony, signifying the official start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
LOCOG has worked closely with representatives from a number of sectors in each Nation and Region of the UK to devise the route and is taking the Olympic Flame to within ten miles of over 95% of the population.
Also unveiled today is the uniform that will be worn by the 8,000 Torchbearers. LOCOG designed the uniform in association with London 2012’s official sportswear provider, adidas. The uniform is easy-to-wear and celebrates the important role of the Torchbearer.
The primary colour is white with gold shards accenting the energy of the Olympic Flame at the shoulder and neckline. Multiple gold shards are used at the elbow to focus the eye on the arm, with a final shard continuing down to the cuff and the hand holding the Torch.
The Torchbearer uniform, along with the crew and Torch Security Team uniforms, will be worn and put through their paces as part of the dress rehearsal test event on Friday, April 20. The three uniforms work well together but clearly distinguish the different roles the wearers have.
The Flame will travel through over 1,000 communities as its travels round the UK and will be transported by a variety of different methods of transport, including by boat, cable car, hot air balloon, bicycle, motorbike and horseback. Additionally it will pass many monuments, historic venues and sites of regional, national and international interest. Further details about all these moments will be revealed in the run up to the Relay.
Exciting news for Camelon! Is your community group or school getting involved in the Torch Relay? Let us know here at s1camelon.