The youngest is 11, and the oldest is Londoner Diana Gould, who turns 100 on May 23.
One of the first torchbearers will be Dave Jackson, a volunteer coast guard officer from Cornwall in southwest England.
"I think it'll be a case of 'Don't drop it!' " he said. " 'Don't start any fires.' "
While most torchbearers will walk or run, the flame will also be carried on skates, whizzed on a zip wire off the Tyne Bridge in northeast England, and rowed along the River Thames during its 70-day trip.
Details of the final two days of the torch's journey - and the names of those who will carry the flame into London's Olympic Stadium ahead of the July 27-Aug. 12 games - are being kept under wraps.
NFL: The New England Patriots are stocking up on wide receivers who have experience in their complex offensive system. Wide receiver Donte' Stallworth has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Patriots.
LaRon Landry is bringing his bone-jarring hits to Rex Ryan's defense. The free-agent safety signed one-year deal with the Jets, filling one of New York's most pressing needs. ESPN reported that the deal was for $4 million.
SOCCER: Bolton's Fabrice Muamba began breathing on his own and responding to family members, showing significant signs of recovery two days after going into cardiac arrest during an FA Cup match in London. Doctors were no longer describing the condition of the Congo-born English international player as "critical" by evening. The 23-year-old midfielder collapsed on the field just before halftime at Tottenham's stadium on Saturday. His heart started beating on its own again only later in the hospital.
Roma has signed a six-year deal with the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex that will allow the Italian club to hold its winter-break training in Kissimmee, Fla. The deal makes the three-time Serie A champions, owned by Boston Red Sox partner Thomas R. DiBenedetto, the official pro soccer team of the facility near the Walt Disney World Resort. Roma will enter a youth academy team in Disney's Soccer Showcase tournament.
ROWING: Philadelphian Glenn Ochal and Charlie Cole won the final of the men's pair Friday at the first National Selection Regatta at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. Ochal and Cole earned the right to compete at the first two World Cup races this spring. A top-four finish qualifies them for a spot on the 2012 Olympic team.
FISHING: Registration for the Delaware River Striped Bass Tournament sponsored by the West End Boat Club in Essington is open until March 30 at http://www.drst.org/register.html. The $40 per person fee for the tournament March 31 helps benefit the Philadelphia Make-A-Wish Foundation. - Staff and wire reports