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BBC Relays on Bradley in race to London 2012

22 May 2012
BBC Relays on Bradley in race to London 2012

The BBC has been supplied with Bradley Engineering cameras and controllers for its coverage of the Olympic Torch Relay. The cameras being used include a Camball ll; mounted on the roof of the Locog Torch Relay vehicle, a Gyro 236; mounted on the rear of the vehicle and two HD10’s. The Olympic Torch tours the UK in the run-up to London 2012 – taking 70 days, carried by 8,000 torchbearers. Bradley was initially approached by the BBC at the end of 2011 to discuss options for the relay and supplied the cameras earlier this year. Organisers say 95% of the country’s population should be within one hour of the route, which ends on 27 July with the lighting of the cauldron during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium, Stratford. David Bradley said: “It’s a great honour to be involved in such a historical event. Knowing that our cameras will travel to almost every part of the UK is a real achievement for everyone at Bradley Engineering!” The BBC will be providing extensive coverage of the Torch Relay on television and online. This will include live coverage of an evening celebration event in every nation and English region.

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