Who will be carrying the Olympic torch through Scarborough?

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SCARBOROUGH will have to wait another three months before it finds out who will be carrying the Olympic Torch through the town.

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced yesterday that the flame will pass through Scarborough, Filey and Whitby on Monday, June 18.

However the bearers of the flame will not be confirmed until February.

The Committee invited nominations for 8,000 inspiration people to carry the torch on part of its tour of the UK.

Its was looking for people who had a story about their own personal achievement or contribution to the local community.

Next month successful nominees will be contacted with a conditional offer and final torchbearer places will start to be confirmed from February 2012 onwards.

Once of those to have been nominated for a chance to carry the torch is Colin Nolan, 40, of South Cliff.

He was nominated by the Anthony Nolan foundation after he donated blood stem cells to save the life of a woman he had never met.

Mr Nolan said: “Apparently there were just short of 20,000 nominations for 8,000 torchbearer places so the odds aren’t great.

“However I am really hoping I will get through.

“It would be amazing to have such an honour, and to be able to carry it through Scarborough would be great.

“I am a big ambassador for the town, I love it, so I’ll just keep my fingers crossed.”