London 2012: Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba Carries Olympic Torch Through Swindon

The Huffington Post UK  |  By Posted: Updated: 23/05/2012 15:10

Didier Drogba bowed out of Chelsea with style, and now his long goodbye has extended to carrying the Olympic Torch ahead of London 2012.

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The Blues hero jogged down the high streets of Swindwon as he waved goodbye to England

The Ivory Coast international was greeted by thousands of people when the torch arrived at Wharf Green, in Swindon town centre at around 2pm on Wednesday afternoon.

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  • Day 5 - Olympic Torch Relay

    EDITORS NOTE ALTERNATE CROP: Didier Drogba runs with the Olympic torch along Market Street in Swindon, Wiltshire.

  • Day 5 - Olympic Torch Relay

    Didier Drogba runs with the Olympic torch along Market Street in Swindon, Wiltshire.

  • Day 5 - Olympic Torch Relay

    Didier Drogba runs with the Olympic torch along Market Street in Swindon, Wiltshire.

  • Day 5 - Olympic Torch Relay

    Didier Drogba runs with the Olympic torch along Market Street in Swindon, Wiltshire.

  • The Olympic Flame Continues Its Journey Around The UK

    SWINDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Footballer Didier Drogba carries the Olympic flame through Swindon on May 23, 2012 in Wiltshire, England. The Olympic Flame arrived in the UK last Friday and is now on day five of a 70-day relay involving 8,000 torchbearers covering 8,000 miles. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • The Olympic Flame Continues Its Journey Around The UK

    SWINDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Footballer Didier Drogba carries the Olympic flame through Swindon on May 23, 2012 in Wiltshire, England. The Olympic Flame arrived in the UK last Friday and is now on day five of a 70-day relay involving 8,000 torchbearers covering 8,000 miles. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • The Olympic Flame Continues Its Journey Around The UK

    SWINDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Footballer Didier Drogba carries the Olympic flame through Swindon on May 23, 2012 in Wiltshire, England. The Olympic Flame arrived in the UK last Friday and is now on day five of a 70-day relay involving 8,000 torchbearers covering 8,000 miles. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • The Olympic Flame Continues Its Journey Around The UK

    SWINDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Footballer Didier Drogba carries the Olympic flame through Swindon on May 23, 2012 in Wiltshire, England. The Olympic Flame arrived in the UK last Friday and is now on day five of a 70-day relay involving 8,000 torchbearers covering 8,000 miles. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • The Olympic Flame Continues Its Journey Around The UK

    SWINDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Footballer Didier Drogba carries the Olympic flame through Swindon on May 23, 2012 in Wiltshire, England. The Olympic Flame arrived in the UK last Friday and is now on day five of a 70-day relay involving 8,000 torchbearers covering 8,000 miles. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • The Olympic Flame Continues Its Journey Around The UK

    SWINDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Footballer Didier Drogba carries the Olympic flame through Swindon on May 23, 2012 in Wiltshire, England. The Olympic Flame arrived in the UK last Friday and is now on day five of a 70-day relay involving 8,000 torchbearers covering 8,000 miles. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

"To carry the Olympic torch is, I don't know if there are enough words to describe it," the 34-year-old said.

"My only disappointment is that I can't do the Olympic Games."

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