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England's soccer legend Jack Charlton to run Olympic torch relay

06-15-2012 10:00 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

England's soccer legend Jack Charlton, elder brother of Sir Bobby Charlton, will carry the Olympic flame in the center of Newcastle on day 28 of the torch relay.

The 1966 World Cup winner, 77, is one of 141 torchbearers on the leg starting from Alnwick. Charlton is scheduled to carry the flame at 5.40pm after which it will do a lap of the pitch at Newcastle FC's ground St James' Park, an Olympic soccer venue.

The Olympic flame arrived in the UK from Greece on May 18 and the relay began at Land's End, Cornwall, the next day.

A total of 8,000 people will carry the flame during its 8,000-mile, 70-day journey to the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London on July 27.

Editor:Shi Jierui |Source: Xinhua

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