After all the buzz following the news in July 2005 that London would be host city for the 2012 Olympic Games, the year is now, finally, upon us.
The London Olympics Park in Stratford is nearing completion and from 28 May 2012, 8,000 'inspiring individuals' will begin a long trek carrying the Olympic Torch across the UK. Each leg will be just 300 metres, but in total the route will take in 2,400km across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The video below shows Elodie Lafosse being told she will be one of the lucky torch bearers. The news is broken to her in novel style by band The Wanted as she walks down London's Carnaby Street. Elodie is one of the winners chosen from a summer 2011 competition run by Coca Cola, one of the 2012 Games' major partners.