Olympic torch-bearers from West Sussex sought

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Inspirational people from West Sussex are being sought to help carry the Olympic torch in the 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.

West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Economy Deborah Urquhart 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 Olympic Torch Relay starts on Saturday May 19, 2012, and lasts for 70 days, finishing on Friday July 27, 2012.

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 www.london2012.com. Nominators will need to write up to 150 words explaining why they are nominating someone and why that person is so inspirational. Nominations close on Wednesday June 29.