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 Posted: Sat May 19th, 2012 09:01 am
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The Olympic Torch started it's 8,000 mile run around the UK this morning.

Is this live feed visible in the US?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/torchrelay/day1

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 Posted: Sat May 19th, 2012 09:23 am
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Roll on 27 July when we don't have to hear about this on every news and weather forecast!

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 Posted: Sat May 19th, 2012 09:30 am
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This is going to get big. :)


Ian Douglas on Facebook: "I am sat in Dubai with a huge smile, watching the live video link of the torch running through my home county. Such a proud moment for all Brits wherever they are in the world. See you on the 27th July, I'm home for the Games :)"




    1018:
    Now in Breage with the only torchbearer - 62-year-old Bernard Lee. He unfortunately lost his sight in 2005 but continued with his huge amount of volunteer work.


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 Posted: Sat May 19th, 2012 09:36 am
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Mag wrote: Roll on 27 July when we don't have to hear about this on every news and weather forecast!
Come on Mag. I've no interest in the Olympics, but I've been glued to this so far this morning. Happy faces everywhere and torch bearers so obviously proud to be taking part.

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 Posted: Sat May 19th, 2012 12:27 pm
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Sorry to be a party pooper Martin but I find it hard to accept the amount of money the whole Olympic business is costing this country when our economy is in such a bad state. All I can see is the massive debt and useless buildings we will be left with afterwards, for the sake of a few weeks of glory for some. The is just my own personal opinion but I know of lots of others who share it.

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 Posted: Sat May 19th, 2012 12:44 pm
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Mag wrote: Roll on 27 July when we don't have to hear about this on every news and weather forecast!
lol im waiting til after november so i dont have to see/hear any more of the political crap from the presidential candidates.

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Mag wrote: Sorry to be a party pooper Martin but I find it hard to accept the amount of money the whole Olympic business is costing this country when our economy is in such a bad state.
Hi Mag,

I wasn't posting about the Olympic Games, but about the torch relay. 8,000 ordinary people have been chosen to carry the flame, and this is a great day for them, their family and friends, and their local community. Cheering crowds everywhere in Cornwall today, numbers way beyond what anyone expected:

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/torchrelay/day1

It's great to see so many happy smiling faces for a change. So many are on the streets using their mobile phones that the BBC is struggling to keep the video feed running.

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8,000 torches costing £495 each adds up to a lot of money to make people smile! Why couldn't we just have one torch which was passed on.

If the torch bearers want to keep their torch it will cost them between £199 and £215 each.

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I see it

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 Posted: Sat May 19th, 2012 07:28 pm
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Devans wrote: I see it
Great. :)

It's now getting dusk at 8.30pm as they enter Plymouth to end the first day.

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I said this would get big. :)

BBC torchcam has now become something of a worldwide internet cult, and this is only day 6 of 70 days. The ride between stops through the sunny English countryside is proving almost as popular as the torch relay.

Unfortunately the 3G signal is a bit hit and miss in places, so the video stream blacks out occasionally or the picture quality drops.

Today the relay reaches my neck of the woods this afternoon, so hopefully the sunshine will last.

Ludlow - Bewdley, over the Clee Hill. 14:00-16:00 BST approx, 09:00-11:00 EST.

 http://bbc.co.uk/torchrelay/day6

regards,

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All aboard for a scenic ride through the Scottish Highlands today:

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/torchrelay/day22

Weather and 3G signal permitting. So far this morning it's been great.

(Also on BBC red button this afternoon for those in the UK.)

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