Thursday, 29 March 2012

Bono was invited to carry the Olympic torch

The Olympic Council of Ireland made ​​the call last week, that Bono is one of the people to carry the Olympic torch in Dublin. Also invited were President Michael Higgins, the golfer Rory McElroy, the rugby star Brian O'Driscoll and celebrity Jeward.

The guests were asked to carry the Olympic torch through the streets of Dublin, when she arrived in the country, in Howth, on June 6. For the moment, only the official invitations. There were confirmed the presence of any of these people.

The torch will be brought to Croke Park, where special parade on a catwalk through the roof of the stadium. In the following hours, it is believed that a section of celebrities, athletes and ordinary people have the honor of carrying the Olympic torch on a tour of Dublin. Beginning in the Garden of Remembrance, through O'Connell Street through the International Center for Financial Systems, by Samuel Beckett Bridge up the south side, going through Harold's Cross and back to the Mansion House for a gala performance.

The torch will be brought to the UK for a national tour to Belfast before the opening of the Olympics in London on July 27.

Samsung, Coca-Cola and Lloyds Bank are investing millions in sponsorship of the official Olympic torch tour through Ireland and Britain.


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