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Tuesday 29 May 2012
The Stoke City manager, Tony Pulis, has been given the honour of carrying the Olympic torch. The 54-year-old will carry the flame as it passes through Stoke-on-Trent on Thursday. He is the only top-flight football manager to be given this chance.
Pulis, who will be handed the torch as it leaves the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in the city centre, said it was a great honour to represent the city.
He added: "This is an historic event for the whole of Britain and it is an immensely proud feeling to be able to say that you are carrying the Olympic torch as part of that build-up.
I am honoured to be given the privilege of representing Stoke-on-Trent and to be among those offered this most prestigious of opportunities."
Mark Meredith, Stoke's cabinet member for economic development, said: "Stoke fans hold him in high regard and it would be great to see them all lining the route in the city."
The torch will pass Stoke's Britannia Stadium, where Pulis has been manager since 2006, on day 12 of the relay. It heads to Bolton the following day.
GB shooting squad: Double Olympic gold-medallist Richard Faulds and world No 1 Peter Wilson will lead the 10-strong British shooting team at this summer's games. Faulds won double trap gold in Sydney 12 years ago while Wilson, in the same discipline, won the 2011 World Cup and European title.
GB men's hockey team: Coach Jason Lee slammed his team after they lost 3-2 to Argentina in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia. Lee called the performance "appaling" and said if they played in a similar way at the Olympic Games, they would fail to win a medal.
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