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London preps for the Olympic games

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LONDON (WKOW) -- London England is gearing up for the 2012 Olympic Games.

On Monday, organizers in the country released a street-by-street map of the 8,000-mile route of the torch relay for the 2012 London Games.

Some of the names of the 8,000 torchbearers have been released. They include Britain's oldest full-time firefighter and a soldier who lost three of his limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan. The torchbearers will carry the flame across Britain and Ireland.

While most will run, the flame will also be carried on skates and rowed along the River Thames during its 70 day trip. Details of the final stages of the journey are being kept secret.

The International Olympic Committee ruled relays should be confined to host countries after human rights protests disrupted the international route before the 2008 Beijing Games.

To check out the journey, click here.

 

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