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    York Bob wrote:
    A&F - Nice to have someone disagree in a constructive way. I have no idea how much it cost or how it was funded, so I take your point. But then there are always things that some people will deem a waste of money and some people will like, and 25,000 people (at least) benefitted from the torch event. Sponsorship is, alas, a necessary evil - without them it would cost even more. My kids might not remember it, but for them (and for me) the whole torch party made me think that the Olympics was a British event and not just a London event. I don't mind people objecting to it on sensible grounds, but objecting to it on the basis that we haven't cured cancer yet i just silly.
    I'm all for constructive disagreement as there are too many posters who resort to personal insults! ;-)

    I'm sure if I had had the opportunity to "have a look" I would have done and I'm definately all for something that promotes unity. I just remain a little disturbed that something that was once the domain of amateur sportsmen and women, is now dominated by corporote sponsorship and greed, and worst of all, said corporate sponsorship and greed is subsidised by the tax payers at a time when front line services are being cut.

    Rant over! Glad you enjoyed the event tho!"
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Crowds in York bid farewell to Olympic Torch

Crowds in York bid farewell to Olympic Torch

The Olympic Torch boards Scots Guardsman at the National Railway Museum as it leaves York.

Jessica Hoggarth, a pupil of All Saints School hands over the Olympic Torch after her run from York Minster.

Jessica Hoggarth, a pupil of All Saints School holds the Olympic Torch after it was re-lit outside York Minster

First published in London Olympics 2012 - Latest News Western Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , richard.catton@thepress.co.uk

The Olympic flame left York this morning to the sound of cheering crowds at the National Railway Museum (NRM).

After setting out from the Minster at 7.44am the torch was carried to the NRM , where it left for Thirsk on board the Scots Guardsman.

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