Celebrations to mark Olympic Torch’s path through Portadown
A great day of celebration has been planned to mark the arrival of the iconic Olympic Torch in Portadown on Tuesday 5th June 2012. The Torch Relay, which begins on 19th May, at Lands End in Cornwall, makes its epic 70-day journey around the UK, covering approximately 8,000 miles, before it arrives in London at the Olympic Stadium. The flame will light the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony on 27th July, to signify the Games.
The flame arrives in Portadown’s Armagh Road at 4.39pm before travelling along Church Street and on to Market Street. It’s carried through Portadown Town Centre along High Street, on to Castle Street across the River Bann, before travelling along Bridge Street, Carrickblacker Road and finally on to the Gilford Road before making its way to the scheduled visit in Gilford.
Craigavon has a wealth of sports clubs from the area who inspire young people to get involved in sport and make participation in sport a vital part of their lives. Sports clubs are celebrating the arrival of the Olympic Torch through a variety of sporting events and encouraging everyone to gather along the route to take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity.
For details of the Craigavon Torch Day Celebration please click here
For details of the Olympic Torch Route please click here