S A C R E D - F L A M E
The OLYMPIC TORCH came to Colchester Essex today and thousands waited in the light drizzle (well it is July in England) to greet the Torch as it passed through the Town. It was a very exciting occasion for babies and the elderly ! We are only 50 miles from London so we are all excited about the LONDON 2012 Olympics and many of us have already visited some of the venues and many have obtained tickets for the Olympics and Paralympics.
OLYMPIC TORCH in Colchester Essex 8am Friday 6th JULY
LISA MARSHALL - Lowestoft - Many of the UK torchbearers
have been disabled and chosen for their work in helping
others with disabilities improve their quality of life !
Not just to win but the joy of participating
Not the Triumph but the struggle to qualify
Not to conquer but to participate equally & fairly
In LONDON 1908 Britain won 146 medals including 56 golds - 51 silver and 39 bronze. In LONDON 1948 Britain won 28 medals. In Beijing 2008 Britain won 47 medals. In London 2012 our target is 50 medals and many more in the LONDON 2012 Paralympics. Of course for all the 538 athletes so far selected for TEAM GB - the greatest honour is participating on Home Soil and representing GREAT BRITAIN one of the few Countries to have participated in all 26 Summer Olympics.
JESSICA ENNIS (26) WORLD HEPTATHLON CHAMPION
TOM DALEY (18) WORLD HI-BOARD (10m) DIVING CHAMPION - TEAM GB