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Jersey wants ideas for Olympic Torch route

Beijing flame
Image caption The Olympic flame will end its Jersey trip in Weighbridge Place, St Helier

Jersey Tourism want islanders to come up with ideas to put Jersey on the world map when the Olympic Torch relay visits in 2012.

Jersey is one of the destinations chosen for the torch as it travels around the British Isles for the games in London.

The three-sided golden cone with the flame burning through holes in the shell was revealed on Wednesday.

It will visit on 15 July and will end up in Weighbridge Place, St Helier.

Jersey Tourism has not revealed the exact details of the route yet.

'Eye catching'

David de Carteret, director of Jersey Tourism, said it was a perfect opportunity to do something eye catching similar to the Sydney Games when the torch went under the Great Barrier Reef.

Mr de Carteret said he was hoping someone would come up with an idea that would really show off Jersey to a wide audience.

He said: "I think we've just got to be creative and come up with something that would really focus attention on Jersey and be exciting at the same time.

"The torch actually went under the barrier reef as part of the process in Sydney and that is considered one of the iconic moments of the Games.

"I wonder whether we can come up with an idea in Jersey where we can do something that is perhaps iconic in the Jersey context and put our heads around that."

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