Olympic fever as Nottinghamshire residents check out Torch route

More than 3,000 people have viewed Nottinghamshire County Council’s Olympics zone web pages in just a few days since it unveiled the Torch route on Monday.

The web address, which can be viewed by clicking here, is the place to visit to download individual maps of the county detailing where the torch will pass through later this year.

Excitement is building across the county with news that Nottinghamshire is hosting the torch on 28th June as part of its tour across the country.

The London 2012 Olympic Torch will be carried across water at the National Water Sports Centre and visit historic Sherwood Forest as well as a number of communities in the county.

The County Council teamed up with Coca-Cola, a key sponsor of London 2012 and LOCOG (the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games), to unveil the local route on Monday as part of the national announcement.

Coun John Cottee, cabinet member for culture and community at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our local communities across Nottinghamshire to see the Olympic Flame and witness the spectacle of the Olympic Torch Relay.”

The County Council’s Sport for All web pages also offer detail about how people can get involved in various activities to help make the most of London 2012.

One appeal is for people to consider become a Sport Maker, which helps champion volunteering in sport. Become one of 40,000 Sport Makers and people will receive the skills, knowledge and opportunities they need to get more people playing sport.

Nottinghamshire needs to find 1,000 Sport Makers this year to help further boost the official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sports legacy.

Local Leaders are also being sought to plan celebrations for the Games, whether for a few people or a whole community in the county. The Sport for All website details more about how people can get involved in both Sport Makers and the Local Leaders initiative.