Lord Coe to carry Olympic torch through Sheffield

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LORD Coe - double gold medal Olympian and chairman of the company delivering the London 2012 Games - will carry the Olympic torch through his home city of Sheffield today.

The former middle distance runner, who won four Olympic medals and set indoor and outdoor world records, will carry the torch on a city centre leg before it ends up in Barkers Pool for a celebration event due to be attended by 20,000 people.

After an early start in Leeds this morning, the torch will travel through West and South Yorkshire before ending up in the city centre.

The flame arrives in Sheffield at 4.45pm, starting on Cowley Hill, Chapeltown, and travelling along Ecclesfield Road.

It is due to arrive in Ecclesfield at 5.05pm and in Hillsborough ay 5.40.

The torch will arrive on Ecclesall Road at 6.40pm and the procession will head along St Mary’s Gate, Eyre Street, Arundel Gate, Norfolk Street, Surrey Street and Leopold Street before arriving in Barkers Pool.