Olympic Torch: ‘Fantastic’ reception for flame in Sheffield, says Lord Coe - VIDEO

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MORE than 10,000 people cheered as the Olympic Torch arrived in the centre of Sheffield - hailed as a ‘fantastic’ reception by Lord Coe, writes Graham Walker.

Lord Coe, chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, himself a two time Olympic 1500m gold medal winner, also carried the torch in Sheffield and on his twitter account @sebcoe described it as “one of the best days of my life”.

He said of the event: “It’s been absolutely fantastic.

VIDEO: Press the play button to watch our video report, including full chat with Sheffield’s Olympic legend Lord Coe.

To keep intouch through Twitter as the torch relay hits Bolsover, Calow, Chesterfield and Matlock on Friday use the hashtag #DTtorch