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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Flame On!

Let's hear it for Olympic symbols!

Today, there's just one year to go until the Winter Olympics come to Vancouver. So today, the unveiled what I'll be carrying when I'm selected to run in the Torch Relay. Yup, that sleek piece of silver in the picture is the Olympic torch.

It was designed and built by the great Canadian aeronautics firm Bombardier. The design was meant to be evocative of "the cool, crisp lines left in snow and ice from winter sports." It weighs in at 3.5 pounds, and was designed to be easy to carry, easy to hand off from one person to the next, and able to keep the Olympic flame burning in all kinds of weather.

Also unveiled was the uniform that all the torchbearers get to wear in the torch relay. Like all the clothes for Team Canada in the Winter Olympics, it was designed and manufactured by the Hudson's Bay Company. And after looking it up online, yes, the torchbearers get to keep them. And they don't have to buy them.

I've got my name in to be a torchbearer! I'm going to look snazzy wearing that track suit and carrying the torch.

Here's the complete story.

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