Olympics on Thames Path

The arrival this weekend of the Olympic flame on the Thames Path at North Greenwich caused a brief closure of the route. Ellen McArthur carried the torch ashore for a handover before the ceremony outside the Dome.

The Dome, or O2 as it is now officially called, is one of the venues for the 2012 Olympics and will host the gymnastics, basketball and trampolining events. It will be interesting to see if the Thames Path can remain open during Games. It should be possible.Â

The Lea Valley Walk which runs alongside the Olympic Park is due to be open all the time.