London 2012: Weymouth torch relay tickets claimed

Olympic torch
Image caption The Olympic flame arrives in Weymouth from Salisbury on Thursday 12 July

Tickets for the evening celebrations when the Olympic torch comes to Weymouth and Portland have been claimed in around two hours.

Weymouth beach hosts the arrival of the Olympic flame on 12 July, at the end of the 55th leg of the torch relay, which starts in Salisbury.

Successful applicants, who secured their tickets online, have until 29 June to claim them.

The Torch Relay will also pass through Dorchester, Bridport and Lyme Regis.

The evening celebration in Weymouth will include entertainment and live music from rapper Wretch 32.

Public viewing of the relay will be possible from Osprey Quay in Portland, along Ham Beach Road and past the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy.

A fireworks display over Weymouth Bay will round off the two-and-a-half hour event.

Tickets can be collected from tourist information centres across West Dorset, from Thursday.

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