Olympic Torch Comes To Brighton

By David Windsor

The Olympic torch will pass through several key Sussex landmarks, including Brighton’s Royal Pavilion, on July 16th.

London 2012 organisers have mapped out the torch’s route around the towns and cities of Britain, on route to the Olympic stadium.

One of the torchbearers will be the ex-stuntman Eddie Kidd, who suffered serious brain injuries back in 1996.

Speaking through his wife, Kidd said that he was “doing it to show other people that anything is possible”.

The day will culminate with a celebration on Brighton seafront, with free cultural, music and dance events being scheduled. Up to 20,000 people are expected to attend the event.

The torch will enter West Sussex on July 16th and the flame will leave the city from the Pavilion Gardens at 07:20 BST on Tuesday 17 July.


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