Monthly Archives: December 2009

Why are Americans carrying Canada’s torch?

Further to yesterday’s post about a Boston man carrying the Olympic torch in Collingwood (a little further investigation has determined he’s a sales executive with a Massachusetts bedding company), but a further review of torchbearers for Day 61 also turns up a Louisiana woman from Lafayette area.

Both are listed as VANOC selections.

I can only imagine the uproar if the States were hosting the Games, and Canadians were given the opportunity to carry the torch through American communities — when Americans had applied but were ‘unsuccessful’…

How many Americans are on the torchbearer list? That bears some further investigation