Olympic torch: Flame arrives in Belfast


The Olympic flame has arrived in Northern Ireland on Saturday evening, as part of the London 2012 torch relay.

A welcoming ceremony took place ahead of the five-day NI leg of the relay, which begins on Sunday.

Runners will carry it to more than 60 towns and villages and it will visit beauty spots, including the Giant's Causeway and the Marble Arch Caves.

On Sunday the relay leaves Belfast at 06:06 BST and makes its way around the coast to Portrush.

The flame, flown from the Isle of Man on British Airways plane The Firefly, landed at George Best City Airport in Belfast at 17:45 BST.

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