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David Beckham to join Olympic Torch arrival at Culdrose

By Jo_Wood  |  Posted: May 17, 2012

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It has been confirmed that football legend David Beckham will be accompanying the Olympic Torch as it makes its historic arrival to RNAS Culdrose on Friday evening.

The torch, which is flying in from Athens, will be flanked by the LA Galaxy footballer and five students who from schools and colleges which are part of London 2012's Get Set education network.

The young people are Dennis Coles, 17, from East Ayrshire, Scotland; Chloe Brown, 18, from Bangor, Northern Ireland; Sean White, 17, from Swansea; and Georgia Higgs, 15, from Cornwall.

The Chairman of LOCOG, Sebastian Coe, said "We wanted to involve young people from across the UK in bringing home the Olympic Flame.

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"Their stories of personal achievement and contribution to sport echo the 8,000 inspiring Torchbearer stories that will be shared from this weekend and over the next ten weeks in the build-up to the start of the Games.

"Working with one of our most inspiring sportspeople is also fitting for this hugely exciting time for the London 2012 Games."

Click here to read about the Olympic Torch Relay interactive map and photo competition.

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  • Big_Ger  |  May 22 2012, 8:47AM

    Want a laugh? There's an old chesnut been doing the rounds again. True Tale From St Ives: A St Ives hotel was booked for a wedding over the weekend of May 18-20 2012. Beckham wants the hotel for him and his entourage. Beckham's agent calls the couple. Agent: ' How much is your mortgage?' Couple: ' Around £1/4M '. Agent: ' If we pay off your mortgage, will you postpone your wedding?' Couple: 'Done.' Unfortunately it's bunch of old hooey!! http://tinyurl.com/83al6qc

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  • Edgemonkey  |  May 21 2012, 6:57PM

    At least the pasty tax drone has vanished for a while.

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  • KernowGB  |  May 21 2012, 6:34PM

    by DuporthBob - Monday, May 21 2012, 4:10PM "Out of a world population of almost 7 billion I think "not many" is a fair reflection. But here we go again you just don't get it. On a more positive and encouraging note I and many more were very pleased to see Cornwall in the spotlight as the county to receive the Olympic flame and I guess most of the Country will be looking forward to a wonderful 2012 Olympics in London, Weymouth etc. [..]" ======================================= What a crass statement to attempt to dig yourself out of a hole that you dug for yourself, earlier in this thread. Perhaps we should place your second paragraph within the same context frame and then do a comparison. If it were possible to do, then I would be prepared to guarantee that there are more people around the world that are interested in peoples' rights, including Cornish Rights, than are interested in expensive Window-dressing and commercial hype for the purpose of making money and always trying to outdo the last event.. As for the sporting fraternity, I wish them all the very best in their personal endeavours. A pity that it is not all about sport and athletics etc. As for WHO "does not get what", you do not particularly come across, to be frank, as being at all a very enlightened individual.

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  • DuporthBob  |  May 21 2012, 4:10PM

    Out of a world population of almost 7 billion I think "not many" is a fair reflection. But here we go again you just don't get it. On a more positive and encouraging note I and many more were very pleased to see Cornwall in the spotlight as the county to receive the Olympic flame and I guess most of the Country will be looking forward to a wonderful 2012 Olympics in London, Weymouth etc. As for the moaners I suggest you get back to your misery..

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  • KernowGB  |  May 21 2012, 4:01PM

    by DuporthBob - Monday, May 21 2012, 3:09PM "@KernowGB Not many really care about Cornwalls Constitution, so why not make some nice positive and encouraging comments about the 2012 Olympics, which is what this article is about." --------------------------------------------------------------- That does sound quite hypocritical, considering that you were the one that initiated this aspect of the discussion and I am simply responding to the other 'nice' people that are following your lead. You say that "not many care about Cornwall's Constitution" - another matter of fact that you cannot possibly substantiate! - but, from a 'Cornish' perspective it represent a serious 'crime' against the Cornish people and their Rights, as explained in a previous post and elsewhere. It certainly speaks volumes that you 'nice' people consider such a matter 'unimportant' and begs the question as to what you would consider to be reprehensible?

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  • JoyKernow64  |  May 21 2012, 3:25PM

    people being 'done over' by bully boy cops people acting as torch bearers and selling their torches on eBay before they have even reached home 100,000 people turn out to see this commercialised fiasco out of a population of half a million (Kernow) and 1.15 million (Devon) total 1.65 million Yep, I reckon a lot of us saw through this scam!

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  • DuporthBob  |  May 21 2012, 3:09PM

    @KernowGB Not many really care about Cornwalls Constitution, so why not make some nice positive and encouraging comments about the 2012 Olympics, which is what this article is about.

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  • KernowGB  |  May 21 2012, 10:27AM

    by JeremyBadger - Monday, May 21 2012, 1:21AM "KernowGB, NO Unitary Authority in the UK is called a COUNTY so Cornwall is no different from any other." ----------------------------------------------------------------- Where have I ever said anything about Unitary Authorities? If you reread my previous four postings you will see that you are seeking to compare apples with pears. Constitutionally, Cornwall is unique within this Imperial multinational State, as discussed elsewhere. Can anyone explain this? http://tinyurl.com/7hq6b5e Not really that difficult, when one understands the truth about our Cornish Duchy.

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  • Big_Ger  |  May 21 2012, 8:45AM

    Nice to see the whole of the county coming out to celebrate something positive. A great inspiration to our Cornish youth to take part and participate.

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  • pieelf  |  May 21 2012, 8:17AM
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