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PUBLISHED: 10:54 26 June 2008 | UPDATED: 10:17 12 August 2010

THE torch for the London Youth Games has passed through an Olympic borough. Greenwich athletes Zoe Smith, under-18 British weightlifting champion, cyclist Emyr Bonsels, 17, and fencer Peggy Contento, saw the torch through Greenwich Park on June 17. The

THE torch for the London Youth Games has passed through an Olympic borough.

Greenwich athletes Zoe Smith, under-18 British weightlifting champion, cyclist Emyr Bonsels, 17, and fencer Peggy Contento, saw the torch through Greenwich Park on June 17.

The finals of the youth games, for seven to 17-year-olds, will be held in Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, next weekend.

London Mayor Boris Johnson said the games were important at a time of escalating tragic teenage violence, when he launched the torch relay at City Hall on June 4.

Mr Johnson said: "The Games offer young people the chance to get off the streets and represent their local community in a positive way."

The torch, which passes through all 32 London Boroughs, was carried in Greenwich by Mayor Steve

Offord.

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