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Coca-Cola to Give Outstanding Students the Chance to Carry Olympic Flame

13 October 2011


Coca-Cola’s London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay nomination campaign heads to BU’s Talbot Campus.

The Coca-Cola Olympic Torch Tour will be coming to Talbot campus this Friday the 14th of October as part of a dedicated search to find inspirational students – Future Flames – to carry the Olympic Flame during the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.

To recognise and reward the positive contributions made by many students every day, Coca-Cola, a Presenting Partner of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, will be calling on everyone to nominate the Future Flames they know: students who use their passion in areas like sport and physical activity, music and dance, and community and the environment; to spread happiness at their institution or in their local communities.

Coca-Cola is encouraging everyone to come down to Talbot Campus this Friday the 14th of October to nominate inspirational students who they believe should be celebrated with the once in a lifetime opportunity to carry the Olympic Flame.

Nominations are open until 20th December and the dedicated campaign, run in association with NUS, gives the UK’s students a special chance to be celebrated as Olympic Torchbearers next summer.

These places are in addition to the Coca-Cola Future Flames campaign that has been running over the summer and are specifically dedicated places just for students. You’ll be entered into a separate selection process and so will hear back from Coca-Cola later than other applicants, but still with plenty of time to get your friends and family excited about this unique opportunity.

Ed Marsh, Vice President Union Development, NUS commented: “This is an amazing opportunity to showcase just how amazing students are. We know that there are normal students who do some incredible things and we want to use this opportunity to really make sure that they are recognised and celebrated.”

James Williams, Director, Olympic Torch Relay, Coca-Cola added: “We are delighted to be taking the Coca-Cola Olympic Torch Tour to students’ unions across the UK, so that everyone can celebrate all the amazing things being done by students. We want students’ unions across the country to nominate the inspirational people to give them the once in a lifetime chance to run with the Olympic Flame next summer.”

The campaign is backed by music artists Dizzee Rascal, The Wanted, Eliza Doolittle, and You Me At Six who are all calling on you, students and public, to nominate the Future Flames they know.

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