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21/06/2012 10:30, Report by Gemma Thompson

Sir Bobby to carry flame

Sir Bobby Charlton will carry the Olympic flame past Old Trafford on Sunday morning, on day 37 of the Olympic torch relay.

The United legend and club ambassador is one of 14 torchbearers on the leg starting from MediaCityUK at around 06:15 BST on Sunday 24 June. Sir Bobby will carry the flame from Water's Reach to Old Trafford which is playing a key role in London 2012 as a host venue for the football tournament. Sir Bobby will stop for a photo opportunity in front of the Trinity statue on the forecourt before passing on the flame to the next torchbearer.
 
The Olympic flame arrived in Britain from Greece on 18 May and the relay began at Land's End, Cornwall, the next day. Sir Bobby is one of 8,000 torchbearers who will transport the flame to 1,000 cities, towns and villages across the UK during its 8,000-mile, 70-day journey to the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London on 27 July.

There will be ample space along the route for spectators who are looking to join in with this memorable event. It is recommended that anyone wishing to attend arrives in good time to get their free parking space and a good vantage point from which to cheer on Sir Bobby.

Full details of the route and schedule can be found on Trafford Council's website. Free parking is available in N1 car park at Old Trafford and also at Lancashire County Cricket Club, Stretford High School and the Lowry Outlet Mall (until 07:30).

There are still hospitality packages available to watch Olympic football at Old Trafford, while you can find out more about the history and traditions that surround the torch relay by visiting London2012.com

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