Human clock 'fully-game' to carry Olympic Torch

First published: 02-08-2011

A homeless man capable of telling the time without the aid of a watch could be carrying the Olympic Torch next summer, it has been reported.

Gordon Roberts is being backed by a Facebook campaign calling for him to be handed the honour, according to The Sun newspaper.

The 82-year-old is well-known in his Dorset home for his extraordinary talent.

The internet campaign has now accumulated 4,500 followers, a figure likely to snowball as his legend becomes more widespread.

Jade Reynolds, 21, helped start the campaign and told the publication: "Gordon is the nicest, most genuine man you could meet, so when we saw an advert for local heroes to carry the Olympic Torch, he was the first person who came to mind."

Lit in Greece, the flame is set to arrive on UK soil on May 18th of next year.

Nominations for the privilege have now been closed and a shortlist of candidates is being drawn up by the London 2012 Organising Committee.


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