BARNSLEY has been confirmed as one of the locations for the Olympic torch relay route, We Are Barnsley can reveal.

The London 2012 Olympic Torch will be visiting Barnsley on June 25 for a lunchtime celebration event. The route through Barnsley will start at Monk Bretton Priory, go through the Town Centre and end at Darton College, before going on to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

To celebrate, Barnsley Olympic hopefuls James Kirton and Adele Lassu went to Darton College today to celebrate with the children, who have been heavily involved in the Newham Barnsley Partnership - set up to promote sport within Barnsley and the Olympic host borough.

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