Olympic torch relay through Crystal Palace – London 2012


I was thrilled to learn of the Olympic torch passing through Crystal Palace Park. What caught my attention was the fact that it was a similar route I run and generally enjoy on my weekends.

Getting to the top after the run up the hill is exhilarating – a feeling  hard to put into words. Yesterday, the atmosphere was brilliant, only a prelude to events that are to unfold in the days to come. Home to Team Brazil during the Olympics, its not hard to find many athletes doing their practices in the afternoon at the Sports centre.

At one point the Crystal Palace Stadium was meant to be one of the best stadiums in London with great facilities for aquatics and athletics,  until the Olympics stadium  recently.

The video captures the atmosphere and torch relay route arriving from Bromley Hill, through the former Palace grounds and up Anerley Hill, making its way to Croydon

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