Friday 29 June 2012
NTU Torchbearers prepare for historic role as Olympic Flame arrives in Nottingham
Proud to be Olympic Torchbearers
NTU will today (June 29) play an historic role in the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay as the Olympic flame makes its way through the city. The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Neil Gorman, along with inspirational students Chloe Jones and Emma Vickers, will each carry the flame through the city as it continues on its epic 8,000 mile route to the Olympic Stadium in London.
The trio of torchbearers – representing the University as part of Samsung’s nomination programme for the torch relay – join other NTU students and alumni in helping the torch on its 70 day journey across the UK.
The programme aimed to find those who always go the extra mile and was designed to reflect the core value of the Olympic movement and the rich heritage of each institution – helping Samsung achieve its ambition of making London 2012 everyone's Olympic Games.
The trio follow NTU students Daniel Edson, Adam White and Matthew Galtress, who yesterday carried the flame through West Bridgford and Nottingham.
Other torchbearers include NTU students Caitlin Simon and Daniel Heffernan, along with alumni Yu Xiong and Adam Guest.
To find out more about our Torchbearers visit our Olympics campaign page.
To view photos of the Torchbearers view our Olympics flickr collection.