Canterbury is to play an exciting role in the build up to the London 2012 Olympics. It was announced last month that the city has been included on the route that the Olympic Flame will take on its 70-day journey around the UK.

The Flame will be in the district on the afternoon of Thursday 19 July 2012, just eight days before the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.

Torchbearers will carry it through local communities including where Iffin Lane/Hollow Lane (the Roman road Stone Street) joins Wincheap prior to a photo shoot in the Cathedral Precincts.

Seven local sports stars are hopeful of success including our window cleaner’s daughter, in the rhythmic gymnastics – Go for it Keziah!