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21 March 2012

Olympic Torch route revealed for North Wales

It is one of the most iconic scenes of the Olympic Games and one which North Wales will get to play its part in.

The route for the torch relay has been unveiled by the organisers of the 2012 London event and well-wishers are being encouraged to come and join in the party.

Visitors will be able to take a break from their walking holiday in Wales to line the streets as the torch travels from the top of Snowdon to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and along the Menai Strait.

In total, 40 villages in the north of the country will be passed through between May 28th and 30th, with more than 200 runners taking part.

Aberystwyth will welcome the iconic torch on May 28th as it makes its way further north to Bangor. It then leaves Bangor on its way to Chester, passing along the Conwy and Denbighshire coastline and via Flintshire.

Sebastien Coe, chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, said: "We hope local communities come out and line the streets to cheer on the Torchbearers, and celebrate the Olympic Games coming to the UK."

His enthusiasm was mirrored by Jeremy Hunt, secretary of state for culture, Olympics, media and sport, who added that the torch relay will soon come to life for millions of people.

"The excitement will be increasingly infectious as people all over the UK now start to plan where they're going to go to see the Olympic flame and cheer on local torchbearers."

The Olympic Games gets underway on July 27th, running until August 12th, with the Paralympic Games starting on August 29th.

While most of the events take place in London, Cardiff's Millennium Stadium will play its part in the Games, hosting the very first event with the women's football matches being hosted here.

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