- Here's a great collection of photo collection of the Olympic Torch Run. I love how they put the famous red Olympic mittens on the dinosaur in Drumheller.
- The big question in Canada right now (no, not who is starting in net) is who is going to light the Olympic cauldron. Many have speculated that Wayne Gretzky would do it, but VANOC came out on Thursday night and said he will not be given the honor. I am completely fine with that.
- If anyone should be so honoured, it should be Betty Fox, the mother of Terry Fox. Not only is Terry Fox known across the world, but he represents exactly what every Canadian should strive to be.
- I have a sneaking suspicion though that the flame will be lit by aboriginal dancers.
- By the way, do you remember Robyn Perry? She was the 12 year old figure skater who lit the cauldron in Calgary in 1988. Nowadays she is in the health care industry.
- Two teenagers lit the flame in Montreal in 1976, too. Stéphane Préfontaine and Sandra Henderson were chosen. Prefontaine had hoped to compete in the 1984 Olympics only to have to pull out due to injury. He later became a lawyer.
- Perhaps Vancouver will continue the tradition of having Canadian teenagers be the final torch bearer. Or how about Vancouver boy Jason Priestley - he acts as teenagers on television!
- Moving on to flag carriers, a number of hockey players will carry the flag for their respective countries: Jaromir Jagr (Czech Republic), Aleksey Morozov (Russia), Ziggy Palffy (Slovakia), Ville Peltonen (Finland), Tommy Jakobsen (Norway) and Oleg Antonenko (Belarus)
February 12, 2010
Olympic Slap Shots: Torch Edition
Time to put the puck on the 'net: