Chesterfield Shines on our Olympic Torch Day
30th June 2012
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We have long been told that Olympic Torch Relay is the chance to shine.  Chesterfield certainly did that yesterday when the Olympic Torch came to Town.


People young and old gathered on the streets to get a glimpse of 'The Gold' and not even a heavy downpour of rain before it arrived could dampen the spirits as communities came together and created an atmosphere befitting such an occasion.

Thousands of children from primary schools across Derbyshire crowded together at the Town Hall to entertain the onlookers.

There was singing, music, the waving of thousands of patriotic flags and the crowds chanting "We want the Torch" as they waited for the 20 Olympic torchbearers for Chesterfield to make their way round.

The roar from the crowd was thunderous as the torchbearer arrived, cheered on by thousands of spectators.

As the Torch approached the Town Hall, the rain stopped, the clouds cleared and the sun came out just in time to top off a fabulous day for the people of Chesterfield.

The Olympic Flame, will travel a total of 8,000 miles, visit 1,000 destinations, and be carried by over 6,000 torchbearers.

There are over 14,000 athletes from 205 countries taking part in 26 sports in London 2012, with 302 gold medals to be won and an estimated 5 billion viewers expected to tune in to the Olympics, but people from Chesterfield felt part of it today, as the 'Gold' sparkled for the whole town to see.

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