Lenarduzzi to carry Olympic Torch


Vancouver Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi has been selected to carry the Olympic Flame today around 12:20 - the final day of the historic Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay.

"The Olympics in Vancouver is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and to be selected as part of the Torch Relay is a true honour," said Lenarduzzi. "The fact that I am from Vancouver, have been involved in the local sports scene for nearly four decades, and a former Olympian, makes it that much more special."

Lenarduzzi will accept the Olympic Flame on Great Northern Way near Vancouver's St. Francis Xavier School around 12:20 p.m. PT today. CLICK HERE for a map of Lenarduzzi's Olympic Torch Relay route. Unable to attend today, follow Lenarduzzi's run online at www.ctvolympics.ca/torch/follow-torch/index.html.

The 2010 Olympic Torch Relay began in Canada on October 30, 2009, in Victoria, BC, and will conclude at the Opening Ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games today.

When the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay arrives at BC Place for the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the Olympic Flame will have travelled to over 1,000 communities and places of interest throughout Canada. The 45,000-kilometre torch relay, which has included 12,000 people as Olympic Torchbearers, is the longest in history to be contained within the host Olympic country.

For a map of the Olympic Torch Relay route and a list of Celebration Community events, please visit www.vancouver2010.com/olympic-torch-relay.