Chance to carry the torch

Hallam FM's ' Big John ' and   the 2012 Olympic Torch.
Hallam FM's ' Big John ' and the 2012 Olympic Torch.
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A PROTOTYPE version of the 2012 Olympic torch visited Hallam FM, a year before the real version is paraded through the city.

The search is on for bearers to apply to be a part of the torch relay that will pass through Sheffield on June 25, 2012.

Hallam FM presenter Big John got the chance to get his hands on the prototype - but next year any Sheffield resident could be carrying the real version through the city.

Anyone over the age of 12 can be nominated to take part in the relay.

n To nominate people log-on to www.london2012.com/olympictorchrelay.