The Olympic Torch Relay leaves Stoke-on-Trent

The Olympic Torch Relay has left Stoke-on-Trent this morning and headed off to Crewe and then on to Bolton for its next overnight stop.

Stoke City Manager Tony Pulis got todays relay started at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery and ran the first part of the relay. Continue reading

Stoke-on-Trent Olympic Torch Relay finale

A spectacular aerial acrobatics show is set to close the Olympic Torch Relay celebration event in Hanley Park tomorrow.

A capacity crowd of 13,000 people are expected to watch the evening celebration hosted by Geraint Hardy.  The event will see a host of guests and stars being interviewed by Geraint as well as Welsh indie rock band Kids In Glass Houses performing. Continue reading

1000 extra tickets released for Stoke-on-Trent Olympic Torch Relay

Stoke-on-Trent City Council have just announced that a further 1000 tickets for the Olympic Torch Relay celebrations in Hanley Park have been released. The total number of tickets for the event is now 13,000.

The extra tickets are available for collection only at the following venues. Continue reading

Stoke-on-Trent Olympic Torch route 30 May

The Olympic Torch arrives in Stoke-on-Trent on for an evening of celebration and an overnight stop. Having travelled by road from Stafford the Olympic Torch will arrive at the junction of Stoke Road and Station Road where it will be carried by Torchbearers in to Hanley Park for the evening celebration. Continue reading

Road closures for Stoke-on-Trent Olympic Torch Relay

To facilitate the safe hosting of the Olympic Torch Relay and Evening Celebration on 30 May a number of roads forming and around the route in to Hanley Park in Shelton are to be closed.

The enforcement are for 3 days beginning on Monday 28 May and will remain in place until after the Olympic Torch Relay event in Stoke-on-Trent has been completed.

On the morning of Thursday 31 May a number of roads in and around Hanley and along the Olympic Torch Route towards Burslem and out of the city will be closed. Continue reading

Geraint Hardy to host Olympic Torch Relay celebrations

Due to the considerable lack of local talent and celebrity in the city, Stoke-on-Trent City Council have announced that Geraint Hardy, will be hosting the evening event for the Stoke-on-Trent Olympic Torch Relay.

The welsh born presenter will welcome guests and stars onto the Hanley Park stage from the world of sport, lead the crowd in the countdown to the Flame’s arrival as well as introduce a chart topping act. Continue reading

Residents urged to claim their free tickets for Stoke-on-Trent Olympic celebration

Only 2,000 tickets remain for the Olympic Torch Relay Evening Celebration in Hanley Park on Wednesday May 30 in what is set to be the city’s biggest ever stage show.

Last month 6,000 tickets went up for grabs for the city’s Olympic Torch Relay Evening Celebration, now only 2,000 tickets remain available and residents are being urged to act fast to avoid disappointment. Continue reading

Athletes arrive in Stoke-on-Trent for West Midlands Special Olympics

Special Olympics Logo196 athletes from across the West Midlands will go for gold in the city this weekend as part of a Special Olympics Athletics Competition.

Competitors from across the region, including 38 athletes from the North Staffordshire Special Olympics Athletics Team will take part in track and field competitions. The events include 3000 metres, 100 metres and 200 metres races, standing long jump, shot putt, and the pentathlon. Continue reading