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London 2012: Paralympic relay torch design unveiled

London 2012 organisers have revealed the design for the Paralympic torch, which features a mirrored finish so that its colour adapts to its surroundings.

Flame lighting events are to be held on consecutive days in each of the UK capitals, starting in London on 24 August.

The four flames will unite in Stoke Mandeville, home of the Paralympic movement, on 28 August.

The torch will then be carried on an overnight relay to the Olympic Stadium to light the cauldron, and herald the start of the Games.

BBC News spoke to multi-medal winning Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson about the design of the torch.

  • 29 Feb 2012
  • From the section UK
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