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Olympic Touch Comes to Portadown 5 June 2011

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The Olympic Flame is coming to Craigavon next year and the Mayor of Craigavon, Councillor Alan Carson wants all of Craigavon to welcome the Flame as it travels through.

“We are proud to confirm that on Tuesday 5th June next year the Olympic Flame will reach Craigavon. Torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame through the main streets of Portadown, but I’m urging the entire Borough young and old to come out and support this fantastic accolade for Craigavon”, comments the Mayor of Craigavon Councillor Alan Carson.

“Further details of the Relay will be announced closer to the time and I know it will receive a great welcome from the area. The Olympic Torch relay will shine a spotlight on the people and places of Craigavon and demonstrate that the Olympic Spirit is alive and well”.

Theresa Donaldson Chief Executive says, “Undoubtedly the reason that Craigavon was chosen is because of its proud sporting history and range of sports offered across the Borough. I know that the whole community will turn out in strong support of the Olympic Flame. This is a great day for Craigavon”.

 Sebastian Coe, Chair of LOCOG said, “We are thrilled to confirm that Portadown will act as a host location for the Olympic Flame, extending an invitation to people throughout Craigavon  to welcome the Olympic Torch Relay during its journey around the UK. This is the UK’s moment to shine and I want to encourage people across Craigavon to start planning how they can be part of this once in a lifetime opportunity and show their support for the inspirational Torchbearers chosen to carry the Olympic Flame as we count down to the start of the Olympics”.