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London 2012: Olympic Torch finally comes to Newham

PUBLISHED: 10:36 21 July 2012 | UPDATED: 10:48 21 July 2012

Boxing Olympian Ron Cooper, 84, gets his torch lit to begin  the relay through Newham Picture by Luke Jacobs

Boxing Olympian Ron Cooper, 84, gets his torch lit to begin the relay through Newham Picture by Luke Jacobs

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And the Olympic Torch finally arrives in Newham.

Moments ago the first of 26 runners for the borough’s leg of the iconic flame’s tour of the nation is ex-Olympian boxer Ron Cooper, 84,

He represented Team GB in 1948 White City Games. Ron, aided by a walking stick, was cheered off hugely by waiting crowds.

The Torch had arrived from Greenwich via the North Woolwich Ferry.


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