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Cornish Flag CAN be Flown at Olympics

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11:43am 26th July 2012
(Updated 11:43am 26th July 2012)

The Cornish flag can be flown at the Olympics, thanks to Pirate FM.

Terms and conditions on tickets say spectators can only wave flags from participating countries, along with those of England, Scotland and Wales.

Tight airport-style security means that people will have their bags checked as they enter venues and banned items will be confiscated.

But after Pirate FM intervened organisers say they will make an exception for the flag of St Piran. After hearing about its importance, heritage and the proud tradition that it represents in the Duchy a spokesperson told us: "It shouldn't be a problem."

Now they say that supporters will be able to cheer on members of Team GB, including competitors from Cornwall so long as the flag is not bigger than 2 metres by 1 metre, the same rule which is applied to all other flags. Organisers say this is to ensure that the view of other members of the crowd is not interrupted.

Earlier this year during the jubilee celebrations the Queen's barge flew the Cornish flag, thanks to a Cornishman being involved in its preparation.

Olympic fans in Cornwall told Pirate FM: "The Olympics are where people express their nationality and support their teams. Why shouldn't the Cornish wave their flags if there is a Cornish athlete out there?"

Another added: "Certainly with the sailing it would be nice to see it." Ben Ainslie is one of the Duchy's brightest medal hopes, having already secured three gold medals in the past.

11:43am 26th July 2012

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