Olympic torch crowd total announced

York Press: Torchbearer Lucy Gale poses with the Olympic Flame in front of Aysgarth Falls earlier today

3:16pm Wednesday 20th June 2012

CROWDS of more than 80,000 celebrated the Olympic flame as it passed through in York on Tuesday, council officials have said today.

Crowds in York bid farewell to Olympic Torch

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9:20am Wednesday 20th June 2012

The Olympic flame left York this morning to the sound of cheering crowds at the National Railway Museum (NRM).

Thousands turn out to see Olympic torch in York

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11:11am Wednesday 20th June 2012

THOUSANDS of cheering spectators lined the streets of York as the Olympic torch relay made its way through the city.

Olympic festivities at York Knavesmire

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11:01am Wednesday 20th June 2012

THE Olympic flame ended its first day in York to the sounds of thousands of cheering spectators in glorious sunshine.

LIVE: Olympic Torch in York

York Press: The Olympic torch comes over Lendal Bridge .

Follow this story for rolling coverage throughout the day, as the Olympic flame is carried through North Yorkshire to York.

Harvey Smith to carry torch in York

4:41pm Monday 18th June 2012

Former Olympic showjumper and racehorse trainer Harvey Smith will carry the Olympic flame when it arrives in York on Tuesday, it has been announced.

All set for Olympic torch arrival

York Press: Three of the Olympic torch bearers who attended a press conference at the Guildhall, from left, Clive Warley,Jessica Hoggarth-Hall and Stan Wild

10:09am Monday 18th June 2012

EXCITEMENT is running high in York ahead of a visit to the city by the Olympic torch tomorrow.

Olympic Torch: Volunteer’s proud to be ‘on world’s stage’

York Press: Richard Baldwin

9:30am Monday 18th June 2012

A NORTH Yorkshire Police volunteer will be one of the 8,000 torch bearers to carry the Olympic Flame as it travels across the UK.

16,700 to attend Olympic torch event

9:50am Saturday 16th June 2012

MORE than 16,700 tickets for the free Olympic Torch celebrations at York Racecourse have been collected, but more are still available.

Games flame heading for a warm welcome in Yorkshire

York Press: The Princess Royal is handed the Olympic Flame

3:07pm Friday 15th June 2012

THE Olympic Flame will begin its historic journey through our region on Monday when it steams into Pickering from Whitby by train on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Come out and join in the fun

York Press: Coun Keith Hyman

3:05pm Friday 15th June 2012

WITH only days to go before the Olympic torch comes to our region, organisers are encouraging people to line the route and cheer on the torch relay team.

In the running to fulfil their Olympic dream

York Press: Runners Clive Warley and Jessica Hoggarth-Hall

2:59pm Friday 15th June 2012

THEY include young and old and come from all walks of life, but each one is proud to hold the Olympic torch as it makes its way through the streets of York next week.

Olympic Torch road closures

2:52pm Friday 15th June 2012

ORGANISERS of the Olympic flame’s historic journey through York say they hope to keep traffic disruption to a minimum during the two-day visit and have issued advice to motorists on road closures.

Poets to capture the imagery of the Olympic torch

York Press: Some of the 20 local poets who are to compose poems about the Olympic Torch as it passes through York and tweet their lines. From left, are Pauline Kirk, Tanya Nightingale, Rose Drew, Vicki Bartram and Alan Jillott

9:01am Friday 15th June 2012

About 20 local poets will capture the imagery of the Olympic torch passing through York streets next week by “tweeting” their lines at different stages of the journey.

Charlotte Brown to carry Olympic Torch through Richmond

York Press: Charlotte Brown to carry Olympic Torch through Richmond

8:56am Friday 15th June 2012

A YOUNG congregation member from a village church near York has been chosen to carry the Olympic flame when it comes to our region next week.

Music climax to Olympic flame’s arrival in York

York Press: Katy B

1:58pm Friday 15th June 2012

A FANTASTIC line-up of free entertainment has been organised to celebrate the Olympic flame’s arrival in York, culminating in a huge concert on Knavesmire.

Olympic Flame cycling escorts look forward to relay

1:52pm Friday 15th June 2012

WHEN 65-year-old John Dodds joins the other 199 riders to escort the Olympic Flame through York, it will be the first time he has ridden a bike since being diagnosed with cancer three years ago.

“Blinged” bikes to line Olympic torch route

York Press: “Blinged” bikes to line Olympic torch route

1:49pm Friday 15th June 2012

THESE two pupils from Scarcroft Primary School have been busy decorating their bicycles to welcome the Olympic torch when it comes to York on Tuesday.

Sports taster sessions coincide with flame's arrival

2:50pm Friday 15th June 2012

City of York Council has laid on a range of sports taster sessions to coincide with the arrival of the flame in York.

Teacher and pupil from York school to carry Olympic torch

York Press: Richard Mann and Jess Hoggarth-Hall who are to carry the Olympic torch in our region

11:45am Thursday 14th June 2012

A TEACHER and pupil at one York secondary school are among those who have been chosen from York to carry the Olympic torch on its journey through York, North and East Yorkshire next week.

Olympic torch heralds open days at sports clubs

York Press: Robin Lavin, York Council's Young People's Activity Officer, who is organising Club Open Days for youngsters at Fulford Tennis Club, with coach Joanne Middleton, and youngsters from the club

11:38am Thursday 14th June 2012

SPORT clubs in York are to host open days to help get more people fitter and healthier as part of the York Gold 2012 summer of sporting activities.

Hotel gets to heart of matter with charity help

York Press: Hotel du Vin York general manager David Macdonald and              BHF York committee colunteer Murray Halliday prepare for the Olympic torch relay barbecue

A YORK hotel has found a place at the heart of its community by teaming up with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in the fight against heart disease.

Mechanical horse on show at Knavesmire

QUEENIE the mechanical horse will be one of the visitors to Knavesmire tomorrow where she will be encouraging people to get in the saddle.

Table tennis tournament to mark arrival of Olympic Torch

LAW firm Ware & Kay is to mark the arrival of the Olympic Torch in York with an Olympic-style table tennis tournament at the University of York Sports Hall on Wednesday.

Olympic torch volunteer gets off his bike for big day

York Press: Don Cowan

9:56am Wednesday 13th June 2012

Retired telephone engineer Don Cowan intends to get a bird’s eye view of the Olympic torch relay as it comes through North Yorkshire.

Jack Laugher happy at bagging Olympic diving place

11:50am Tuesday 12th June 2012

NORTH Yorkshire’s Jack Laugher has confirmed his place in the Great Britain diving team for this year’s Olympics.

Volunteers step forward for Olympic torch

York Press: Jim Breen, of City of York Council, briefing some of the volunteer stewards

8:34am Monday 11th June 2012

MORE than 260 residents have come forward to help ensure crowds watching the Olympic torch on its journey through York stay safe.

‘Torch will be flaming great’

York Press: Gary Verity, chairman of Yorkshire Gold and chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire with Paralympic wheelchair racer Hannah Cockcroft

8:05am Monday 11th June 2012

THE arrival of the Olympic flame in North Yorkshire next week is a fantastic opportunity to show the region to the world, say tourism chiefs.

Roads to close as Olympic flame arrives

8:57am Saturday 9th June 2012

AS York prepares for the arrival of the Olympic flame on June 19, the council is informing residents of which roads and services will be affected during the two-day celebrations.

Olympic torch event to be ticketed

York Press: Katy B

8:07am Thursday 7th June 2012

REVELLERS joining in the Olympic torch celebrations at York Racecourse will need to pick up free tickets to the event.

Cyclists vie for Olympic torch role

11:13am Wednesday 6th June 2012

IT’S all still to cycle for in the York Cycle Challenge.

Olympic torch show line-up ‘keeps getting better’

York Press: Katy B kicks up a song and a dance

9:11am Thursday 24th May 2012

A DAY of big-name performances and sporting activities which will welcome the Olympic flame to York, is getting “better and better”, according to organisers.

Britain’s Got Talent finalists in York

9:31am Saturday 19th May 2012

FINALISTS from Britain’s Got Talent are to perform at York Racecourse to celebrate the Olympic Torch entering the city.

Inspired by sporting fire

York Press: Wigginton Primary School pupils with their sporting giant Jack, aka Ed

10:10am Friday 18th May 2012

Tomorrow marks the start of a month-long countdown to the Olympic flame arriving in York and an unusual sports day at the city’s racecourse. MATT CLARK meets a sporting giant who is taking part.

In the riding seat for the Olympics

York Press: Saddled up for the Olympic Torch, from left, are  Graham Titchener, programme manager i-Travel York; Coun Dave Merrett; Shaun Wilkinson, road safety training co-ordinator; Jayne Ward, school crossing patrol supervisor

7:42am Monday 14th May 2012

READERS of The Press are being given the chance to be part of history by cycling behind the Olympic flame as it comes through the city on June 19.

Olympic torch countdown is launched in North Yorkshire

2:45pm Wednesday 25th April 2012

THE days until the Olympic torch makes its entry in a North Yorkshire town are being counted down.

‘Make the most of Olympic flame’ call

York Press: Coun Gillian Ivey: Many more people out and about in Selby

9:36am Wednesday 18th April 2012

BUSINESSES in the Selby district are being urged to seize a golden opportunity when the Olympic torch is carried through the area this summer.

Poppleton mum to carry Olympic torch

York Press: Olympic torch bearer Carol Newman and her son, Tom, with some of the players at Poppleton Junior FC

8:08am Friday 13th April 2012

A POPPLETON woman is to carry the Olympic torch between Harrogate and York after her commitment to a junior football club was recognised.

Olympic torch delight for Cawood man

York Press: Graham Crerar

9:08am Thursday 29th March 2012

A BEE keeper, charity worker and parish councillor from a village near Selby will carry the Olympic flame through the town this summer.

Brayton School pupil to carry Olympic flame

York Press: Georgia Watkinson, a pupil at Brayton High School who will carry the Olympic torch on June 20

9:17am Wednesday 28th March 2012

A SCHOOLGIRL from a village near Selby has been announced as one of the lucky few to carry the Olympic torch through the region.

Selby cancer survivor to carry the Olympic torch

York Press: Peter Heald who is carry the Olympic torch

9:24am Tuesday 27th March 2012

A CANCER survivor from Selby will be one of the official torchbearers when the Olympic flame passes through the town this summer.

Inspiring Ryedale people chosen to carry the Olympic torch

York Press: Vanessa Buckle

11:25am Wednesday 21st March 2012

INSPIRING Ryedale people have been selected to carry the Olympic torch when it visits the region this summer.

Olympian torch route mapped out

York Press: Children from St Wilfrid's RC Primary School hold up their giant Olympic athlete inside the Guildhall during the Olympic torch street  route launch

9:50am Tuesday 20th March 2012

AN OLYMPIAN, a schoolgirl and a disabled table-tennis champion will all carry the Olympic torch through York this summer, before it arrives at the racecourse on a thoroughbred horse.

‘We’re so proud to carry Olympic torch’

York Press: George Conway, who is a pupil at Easingwold School and suffers from a rare muscular disease which confines him to a wheelchair

9:12am Monday 19th March 2012

A YORK schoolboy who has made speeches in Number 10 Downing Street and a wheelchair athlete from North Yorkshire will be among the Olympic Torch bearers, the Press can reveal.

Flying Scotman's Olympic Flame woe

10:05am Saturday 17th March 2012

THE troubled restoration of the Flying Scotman has hit further problems, forcing the cancellation of plans to use the locomotive to pull the Olympic Flame from York to Thirsk.

Olympic torch hope for Sherburn-in-Elmet

9:35am Friday 16th March 2012

THE Olympic torch could come through Sherburn-in-Elmet if a campaign by Selby District Council proves successful.

Olympic Torch Relay announcement sparks sporting celebration

York Press: Background: teaching assistant Nikki May; swimmer Chloe Buck; Coun James Alexander; and Paul Ramskill, who works in sport and active leisure at the council. In the foreground, para climbing champion Sianagh Gallagher

10:34am Friday 2nd March 2012

ATHLETES and leisure leaders came together to celebrate the news that York is to host both the Paralympic Flame and the Olympic Torch Relay this summer.

Paralympic torch relay to visit York

York Press: Torch Relay

9:59am Wednesday 29th February 2012

THE Paralympic Flame will come to York this summer as well as the Olympic Torch, the London 2012 Organising Committee has revealed.

Teenagers to carry Olympic torch

7:55am Monday 27th February 2012

TWO sports fans have been chosen to carry the Olympic torch during its journey through North Yorkshire this summer.

‘Change Selby Olympic route’

York Press: ‘Change Selby Olympic route’

9:49am Tuesday 21st February 2012

THOUSANDS of people have signed a petition to urge a change to the route of the Olympic Torch when it comes to Selby this year.



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