Olympic Torch for Dundee


20th May 2011

Dundee City Council is welcoming the announcement that Dundee is to be a route location on the Olympic Torch relay in the build-up to the 2012 London games.

Leisure, arts and communities convener Councillor Bob Duncan visited the Rotary Football Festival for children with a disability to celebrate the city's involvement.

He said: 'This is tremendous news for Dundee and I am sure that people across city are looking forward to welcoming the Olympic Torch relay next year. The Olympics is major global event that is watched by an audience of hundreds of millions and we are excited that Dundee will be involved in the build up to the games.'

Councillor Duncan added: 'Dundee is also looking forward to the London 2012 Paralympic Games and this Rotary Football Tournament today shows how we encourage participation in sport locally.'

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