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Sunday, 28 August 2011

Olympic torch carrier shortlist for Boston revealed

Olympic torch carrier shortlist for Boston revealed
A HAMMER thrower and a health walker from Boston council are among those shortlisted to potentially carry the Olympic torch.

Lincolnshire Sports Partnership said five-time county hammer throw champion Dominic Sykes and Boston Borough Council’s play and physical activity officer Fran Taylor had both made it through to the final stage of the selection process.
Boston Borough Council have also nominated a number of people, however, they would not release the names of those who had made it through.
A council spokesman said: “Several nominations have been made, but the ruling council has said that the successful candidates will not be named until the end of the year and we would sooner wait until that point before naming them.”
About 28,000 individuals across the UK have been nominated for the torch relay.