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Date added: 23 May 2012

An Olympic Day for Swindon! 

Olympics Swindon Arkell's Wiltshire Gold

SWTV Olympic coverage in association
an Olympic Pint

Thousands cheer as Didier Drogba leads the Olympic torch 
relay through Swindon

Watch all our Olympic Torch Relay coverage in glorious HD on The Swindon show - LIVE on Monday 28 May...

The Start - Royal Wootton Bassett
incl. Didier Drogba interview

Kingshill Road
the torch is carried into Old Town

Wharf Green
the big celebration in Swindon town centre

Magic Roundabout
Incl. interview with David Hemery CBE

Didier Drogba lights up Swindon!
The Chelsea hero ran from Wharf Green to Commercial Road as part of the torch relay route that started in Wootton Bassett before passing through Old Town to Swindon town centre and then via the Magic Roundabout - with thousands of people cheering the torch bearers along the way.
The Olympic Torch in Swindon
23 May 2012
Olympic Torch in Swindon
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Olympic Torch Relay Swindon
Olympic Torch Relay Swindon
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Olympic Torch Relay in Swindon
Olympic Torch Relay in Swindon
The Route
Starting at Kingshill, the torch travelled through the heart of Old Town on Victoria Road, before turning into the town centre, stopping at Wharf Green (where the Big Screen were broadcasting the route).
Other notable place marks it visited included The Magic Roundabout, Swindon College and the BMW Plant on Gipsy Lane, to name just a few.

What's On

Wednesday 23rd May, Wharf Green

Full line up included:

- 11.30 Wheelchair Basketball Match
- 12.00 Local schools begin procession to Wharf Green from Cenotaph
- 12.05 Performance from Esprit Gymnastics
- 12.15 Procession arrives at Wharf Green
- 12.25 Swindon Fencing Club display
- 12.45 Performance from Swindon Dance
- 1.00 Performance from Cheerleaders
- 1.15 Performance from aerial artists
- 1.30 Interviews with VIP's
- 1.37 Olympic Torch arrival
- 1.45 Performance from Bollywood Dancers
- 2.00 Esprit Display Team perform
- 2.20 End, procession leaves Wharf Green

[source - inSwindon]


We spoke to Torchbearer Sue O'Connell, who will be carrying the 2012 Flame through Swindon, and Alan Porton, whose father carried the torch back when it last came to the UK in 1948.

Olympics Swindon 2012

Live Coverage

Olympics 2012 Swindon

Follow the Olympic Torch relay across the country LIVE by clicking the link below.

Our Coverage

SwindonWebTV and The Swindon Show covered the event from Royal Wootton Bassett to the Magic Roundabout with multiple cameras and three presenters.

We brought you interviews with members of the public and plenty of torchbearers. It was great to meet the people of Swindon and enjoy the torch relay making its mark on the town.

Our Presenting Team

Alastair Greener Olympics Swindon
Alastair Greener
- Alastair's very lucky to have been a presenter who has worked on projects all over the world, but this year we are all looking to our own country with a summer celebrating her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics.

He really enjoyed talking to the torchbearers as well as interviewing members of the public on the day.

Gemma Clarke Olympics Swindon

Gemma Clarke - Gemma adds a warm, friendly touch to our coverage, and having worked on the sports desk on Sky News, edited 'Sports-Line', written scripts for the top News channel & worked on Soccer AM, she brought you all the latest Olympics news from in and around Swindon.

Peter Mannion Olympics Swindon
Peter Mannion - Peter specialises in Football, Rugby Union, American Football, Cricket and Boxing.

He is the current sports presenter for The Swindon Show, and has recently started a blog for new football magazine and website www.footballfriendsonline.com

Olympic Coverage Partners

Arkell's Wiltshire Gold - www.arkells.com

Crump Butchers - www.crumpbutchers.co.uk

Iles Jewellers - www.iles-jewellers.co.uk

Wootton Bassett Tile & Stone - www.wbtileandstone.co.uk

Sally Pussey's Inn - www.sallypussey.co.uk

Pebley Beach Swindon - www.pebley.co.uk

Pinnacle People Recruitment - www.pinnaclepeople.co.uk
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