The Olympic Torch Relay came to Swansea on 26 and 27 May 2012 - Did it go through your community?
Olympic fever hit Britain this summer as the Olympic Flame journied across the UK during the torch relay.
On Saturday 26 May and Sunday 27 May the Olympic Flame made its way through Swansea. Starting at the Sail Bridge on 26 May, the Olympic Flame then visited locations throughout Swansea including Singleton Park and Oystermouth Castle. Route Map [1.0Mb]
The Olympic Torch arrived in Swansea's Langdon Road in SA1.
The Torchbearers carried the Torch over the Sail Bridge, up Princess Way and into Castle Square.
The Torch then travelled up Princess Way, left along the Kingsway and along St Helen's Road. Then turned right onto the Mumbles Road before reaching Sketty Lane and finally to the stage in Singleton Park for the evening celebration event.
The Olympic Torch left Bracelet Bay at about 6.55am before making its way through Mumbles and up Newton Road to Oystermouth Castle.
The Torchbearers then travelled along Mumbles Road, Sketty Lane and Vivian Road on the way to Cockett Road before the Torch left Swansea.
See the where the Olympic Flame went in 2012
Did you know?
The Olympic Torch Relay is one of the strongest links between the modern and the Ancient Olympic Games.
The Olympic Torch is lit in Olympia, Greece by using a mirror and the reflection of the sun's rays at the Temple of Hera in Olympia in a traditional ceremony among the ruins of the home of the Ancient Games.
After a short relay around Greece, the Olympic Flame is handed over to the new Host City at another ceremony in the Panathenaiko Stadium in Athens. The flame is then delivered to the Host Country where it is transferred from one torchbearer to another spreading the message of peace, unity and friendship.
The flame ends its journey at the cauldron lighting at the opening ceremony, marking the official start of the Olympic Games. The Flame is extinguished on the final day of the Olympic Games, at the closing ceremony.