Well-known entertainers, athletes, astronaut and parents of great Canadians
join final days of Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay Odyssey

VANCOUVER, Feb. 8 /CNW/ - John Furlong, CEO of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) today announced additional well-known torchbearers who will join other notable individuals and every-day Canadians to carry the Olympic Flame throughout the final days of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay.

The 106-day torch relay - the longest domestic relay in Olympic history - is presented by Coca-Cola and RBC, and supported by the Government of Canada and has been an incredible journey across the country. More information on the relay is available at www.vancouver2010.com/torchrelay.

    
    Day 104 - 10-Feb-10:
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    JULIE PAYETTE, Canadian astronaut
    Torchbearer 112 at 18h07
    Running in North Vancouver

    Day 105 - 11-Feb-10:
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    JANN ARDEN, award winning singer/songwriter
    Torchbearer 174 at 15h17
    Running at BC Children's Hospital

    RICHARD BRODEUR, professional hockey player - Vancouver Canucks Alumni
    Torchbearer 244 at 19h04
    Running in Vancouver

    MICHEAL BUBLE, award-winning singer/songwriter
    Torchbearer 261 at 19h53
    Running in Vancouver

    Day 106 - 12-Feb-10:
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    ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, actor, Governor, State of California
    Torchbearer 018 at 07h03
    Running in Stanley Park

    SEB COE, Olympian, Chair London 2012 Organizing Committee
    Torchbearer 019 at 07h08
    Running in Stanley Park

    ROLLY FOX, father of Canadian cancer hero Terry Fox
    Torchbearer 034 at 08h00
    Running near English Bay

    WALTER GRETZKY, father of Canadian hockey star Wayne Gretzky
    Torchbearer 041 at 08h20
    Running in Vancouver

    DMITRY CHERNYSHENKO, President, Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee
    Torchbearer 044 at 08h34
    Running in Vancouver

    GARETH REES, professional rugby player
    Torchbearer 105 at 11h51
    Running in Vancouver

    STAN SMYL, professional hockey player, Vancouver Canucks alumni
    Torchbearer 106 at 11h53
    Running in Vancouver

    BOB LENARDUZZI, professional soccer player, Vancouver Whitecaps alumni
    Torchbearer 117 at 12:23
    Running in Vancouver

    LUIS PASSAGLIA, professional football player, BC Lions alumni
    Torchbearer 118 at 12h26
    Running in Vancouver
    

SOURCE VANCOUVER ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR THE 2010 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES

For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Torch Relays Media Relations, media@torchrelay.vancouver2010.com

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