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Is the Olympic torch coming down your street?

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London 2012 organisers have revealed the complete route which will be taken by the Olympic torch before the Games begin in July.

The official Games website has an interactive street-by-street map, complete with estimated times for where the torch will be at any given moment during the 8,000-mile, 70-day relay.

The vast majority of the population will be within easy access of seeing the flame on its way past - click here to access the Olympic torch relay map and find out when it will be up your way.

Only the final routes for the last couple of days before the torch is used to light the Olympic flame in the stadium are being kept under wraps for now, though full details will be released before the relay begins in Land's End on May 19.

Land's End isn't the only high-profile landmark on the route: many sporting venues, art galleries and racecourses are passed, including Dublin's Croke Park during the only leg of the relay to take place away from UK soil.

"The flame symbolises the Olympic spirit and its journey around the UK will bring the excitement of the Games to our streets," said Games chief Seb Coe.

"Now the people know the route the Olympic flame will be carried along and the torchbearers for their community, they can start planning how they might celebrate."

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