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See your pictures of the Olympic Torch in Gwent

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1:27pm Monday 28th May 2012

ARGUS readers were busy snapping away as the Olympic Torch travelled around Gwent on Friday.

Richard Parks 'delighted' to carry torch

Free Press Series: HONOUR: Richard Parks carries the Olympic Torch in Swansea on Saturday

10:40am Monday 28th May 2012

NEWPORT’S Richard Parks took on a new challenge on Saturday when he was part of the Olympic torch relay.

Follow the Olympic Torch relay live in Gwent

8:04am Friday 25th May 2012

* Flame going to Pencarn Way * Torch goes through Maesglas * Relay passes through Newport riverfront * Torch arrives in Newport * Torch leaving Pontypool * Torch going through Torfaen towards Pontypool * Relay leaves Blaenavon for Abersychan * Torch set for Blaenavon and Torfaen * Big welcome for torch in Brynmawr * Torch leaves Abergavenny for Brynmawr * Cheers as torch enters Abergavenny * Relay en-route to Raglan * Monmouth greets torch's arrival in Wales

Big Pit hosts Blaenavon's Olympic day

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6:02pm Friday 25th May 2012

ONE of Gwent's most iconic landmarks formed the backdrop for the start of the Olympic Torch relay in Torfaen today.

Hundreds cheer Olympic Torch in Pontypool

Free Press Series: Ray Morgan running through Pontypool this afternoon

4:43pm Friday 25th May 2012

HUNDREDS of people lined the streets of Pontypool to welcome the Olympic Torch this afternoon.

Abergavenny flies the flag for the Olympic Torch

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3:19pm Friday 25th May 2012

THOUSANDS of people waving flags and wearing Olympic-themed hats lined the streets of Abergavenny to see the Olympic Torch.

Monmouth welcomes Olympic Torch to Wales

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2:46pm Friday 25th May 2012

HISTORY was made in Monmouth today as around 20,000 people gathered in the town to see the Olympic torch make its first appearance in Wales.

Elephants 'salute' Olympic torch

Free Press Series: Torchbearer Christopher Stokes is greeted by elephants as he carries the Olympic flame by train between Cleobury Mortimer and Bewdley (Locog/PA)

6:17pm Thursday 24th May 2012

The Olympic torch has been "saluted" by two flag-waving elephants at a safari park after the flame was transported aboard a train for the first time.

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3:30pm Thursday 24th May 2012

CROWDS are set to line the streets when the Olympic torch comes to Gwent on Friday.

TORCH RELAY: Newport boxing coach to run in home town

Free Press Series: Mark James

3:10pm Thursday 24th May 2012

BOXING coach, Mark James, will be carrying the torch through his home town of Newport.

Hot weather warning for Olympic torch relay

1:14pm Thursday 24th May 2012

PEOPLE attending Friday's Olympic torch relay were warned to take care in the expected hot weather.

TORCH RELAY: Gwent torchbearers

10:34am Wednesday 23rd May 2012

SEE which Gwent runners will be carrying the torch on Friday.

Newport schoolboy to carry torch in Pontypool

Free Press Series: EXCITED: Liam Fletcher

7:20am Wednesday 23rd May 2012

A NEWPORT schoolboy who according to his teachers embraces and demonstrates the Olympic values of respect, excellence and friendship, will play a key role in the London 2012 torch relay on Friday.

Newport twins gearing up for torch relay

5:20pm Tuesday 22nd May 2012

IDENTICAL twins Hannah and Emily Walker will carry the Olympic Torch in Newport this Friday.

Newport cyclist will run from Big Pit

Free Press Series: MEDALLIST: Ellie Coster

4:21pm Tuesday 22nd May 2012

A CHAMPION track cyclist from Newport will put down her bike for the day to run with the Olympic Torch.

Malpas firefighter is tireless fundraiser

Free Press Series: FUNDRAISER: Rick Evans

4:04pm Tuesday 22nd May 2012

MALPAS firefigher Rick Evans will play his part in the Olympic Torch relay on Friday.

Newport stroke survivor will be early runner on Friday

3:44pm Tuesday 22nd May 2012

NEWPORT woman Louise Brown has been chosen as an Olympic torch bearer in tribute to the difference she has made to stroke survivors in the community.

Caerleon runner gave £50k TV winnings to charity

3:10pm Tuesday 22nd May 2012

Samantha Hunt, 22, from Caerleon, donated £50,000 – half her winnings from the TV game show Deal Or No Deal – toward the building of a school in Kenya, which she went out to help build last summer.

Ynysddu torch bearer battled cancer

Free Press Series: BATTLER: Anne Shingler

3:07pm Tuesday 22nd May 2012

ANNE Shingler, of Ynysddu, battled breast cancer for several years will be running with the torch.

TORCH RELAY: Road closures in Gwent

2:51pm Tuesday 22nd May 2012

HERE are the roads that will be closing in Gwent during the Olympic Torch relay.

EDITORIAL COMMENT: Let’s have some fun!

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12:33pm Tuesday 22nd May 2012

AS WE are just days away from seeing the Olympic Torch carried through our communities, you can feel the excitement rising.

Blaenavon Oympic Torch train off due to 'security fears'

Free Press Series: ROW: Blaenavon Heritage Railway steam hauled services have been cancelled for security reasons

10:40am Tuesday 22nd May 2012

BLAENAVON Heritage Railway has been forced to cancel its special steam-hauled service to mark the Olympic Torch coming to Torfaen, for security reasons.

Fun and games as Olympic Torch arrives in Newport

10:40am Tuesday 22nd May 2012

NEWPORT residents can enjoy an afternoon of entertainment this Friday to celebrate the passing of the Olympic torch.

Thousands expected to cheer Olympic flame in Gwent

Free Press Series: Ben Ainslie holds the Olympic Torch as he begins the first leg of the relay (Chris Radburn/LOCOG/PA Wire)

7:10am Tuesday 22nd May 2012

THOUSANDS of people are expected to line the streets of Gwent to welcome the Olympic flame this week. WILL BAIN reports.

See where the Olympic Torch will be in Gwent

8:39pm Monday 21st May 2012

Free Press Series: Sailor Ben Ainslie starts the Olympic torch relay YOU can use our interactive Google Map to check where the Olympic Torch relay will be in Gwent on Friday.

Olympic flame goes out during relay

6:44pm Monday 21st May 2012

THE Olympic torch went out for the first time during the London 2012 relay, organisers have confirmed.

Blaenavon World Heritage site to join Olympic celebrations

8:50am Saturday 19th May 2012

BLAENAVON Ironworks will join in the Olympic celebrations.

David Beckham tells of Olympic Flame 'goose bumps'

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4:30pm Friday 18th May 2012

DAVID Beckham has spoken of getting "goose bumps" over being part of the official handover of the Olympic Flame to London.

Olympic Flame handed over to London

Free Press Series: The Princess Royal is handed the torch during the official handover ceremony of the Olympic Flame at the Panathenaic Stadium

2:38pm Friday 18th May 2012

THE Olympic Flame is expected to arrive in the UK on Friday after it was handed over at a ceremony in Athens.

Steam-hauled service to see Olympic Torch in Blaenavon

10:40pm Wednesday 16th May 2012

BLAENAVON’S Heritage Railway will be operating a special steam-hauled Park and Ride service on May 25 to mark the Olympic Torch coming to Torfaen.

Ex-Newport cop will be a keeper of Olympic flame

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2:20pm Wednesday 16th May 2012

A FORMER Newport police officer will accompany the Olympic flame around the UK to ensure it reaches the opening ceremony safely on July 27.

Excitement builds ahead of Olympic Torch tour

Free Press Series: OLYMPIC SPIRIT: First responder Eric Whitlock and London 2012 chairman Lord Coe

8:20pm Friday 11th May 2012

OLYMPIC fever has captured Torfaen, with the torchbearers gearing up for their moment of fame, and the council pulling out all the stops to celebrate a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’.

Cwmbran ‘bionic man’ in Olympic torch relay

Free Press Series: PROUD: Kelvin Perrett, 65, from Cwmbran will carry the Olympic torch. He is pictured with stepson Rhodri Thomas and grandchildren Stuart Waldron and Grace Thomas

10:08am Wednesday 9th May 2012

A CANCER survivor who has also overcome a heart attack and a knee replacement all in the past three years will carry the Olympic torch in Monmouth.

Battling Chepstow student is Olympic torchbearer

Free Press Series: ROLE MODEL: Daniel Johnsey

8:20am Thursday 3rd May 2012

A BOY who was left seriously injured after being hit by a car has been chosen to be an Olympic torchbearer.

Gwent runners prepare to carry Olympic torch

5:30pm Monday 19th March 2012

AS ATHLETES all over the world are preparing for this year’s London Olympics, residents closer to home are gearing up for a once in a lifetime chance to carry the games’ iconic torch.

Gwent people tell of Olympic torch honour

Free Press Series: TORCH BEARERS: Heart transplant patient David Chaffey

12:30pm Monday 19th March 2012

A YEAR ago, David Chaffey was struggling to overcome a heart transplant and the complications that followed – but now he is looking forward to helping the Olympic Flame on its way through Gwent.

Map of Olympic torch route revealed

8:00am Monday 19th March 2012

A street-by-street map of the Olympic torch relay is set to be published.

Olympic torch relay to come to Gwent

12:10am Monday 7th November 2011

PEOPLE across Gwent will have the chance next May to witness a key part of the run-up to the UK's biggest ever sporting event, when the Olympic Flame torch relay passes through the area.

Newport man in line to carry the torch

Free Press Series: David Griffiths with his sister, Jenna, who nominated him to carry the Olympic torch

10:00am Monday 8th August 2011

A NEWPORT man who was left brain damaged following a devastating rugby accident is in with a chance of representing the city as a 2012 Olympic torchbearer.

Caerleon woman to carry Olympic torch

Free Press Series: Samantha Hunt on a recent visit to the Kenya school project she gave £50.000 to

12:10pm Saturday 25th June 2011

SAMANTHA Hunt emerged empty-handed when she applied for 2012 Olympic Games tickets - but she might instead play a key role in the run-up to the London sporting extravaganza.








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