More from the University carry the flame for the Olympics
As the Olympic Torch makes its way across the UK, we are hearing about more people with links to the University playing their part in the Torch’s journey. Here are a few more torchbearers who have had the honour:
First, Vikki Orvice, who graduated from the University in 1984 carried the Olympic flame on 25 June 300 metres for Barnsley to her home town of Sheffield. Five years ago she was diagnosed with cancer and is now a patient governor at the Royal Marsden Hospital. But her work as a sports reporter for Sun is arguably what most people will recognise her from, and this will be her fourth Olympic games that she will be present for.
And Lucy Watson from Bellingdon was chosen to carry the Olympic Torch on Monday (9 July), through Waddesdon, near Aylesbury. She is in her final year studying Sociology at Leicester. She has worked to give hope to children with special needs and will be showing her Olympic tracksuit and torch to pupils at her old primary school.
The University congratulates them both for their great achievements.