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    Vancouver Olympics 2010 - Who will light the flamme - Vote now

    Cast your vote for the 2010 torch bearer

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    1/21/2008


    The Olympic Winter Games will open in Vancouver in just over two years from now on February 12, 2010. One of the highlights of the opening ceremony will be the lighting of the Olympic flame. The choice of who will light the flame is left to the host country and is always the subject of speculation and debate.

    Lighting the Olympic flame is a great honour and the selection is often symbolic.

    In 1988, the last time the Olympics were held in Canada, 12-year-old student and figure-skater Robyn Perry of the host city Calgary was chosen to signify the future of sport.

    At the Summer Games in Montreal in 1976, two people lit the cauldron together for the first time in Olympic history. Student athletes Sandra Henderson and Stephane Prefontaine, aged 15 and 16, symbolised Canadian youth and the two founding peoples of Canada.

    Most of the people picked to light the flame have been athletes, though not necessarily Olympians. Perhaps the most unusual selection was Charles Kerr, a psychiatrist from Arizona who participated in the torch relay for the 1980 Winter Games in Lake Placid, and was chosen in a vote among all his fellow runners.

    We'd like to hear from you on who you think should get the honour of lighting the Olympic flame in 2010. We've come up with a list of prominent Canadians who may be considered for 2010. These include former Olympians Nancy Greene, Barbara Ann Scott, Gaetan Boucher, Cindy Klassen, Marc Gagnon, Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky and Cassie Campbell. Also on our list is a group of Canadians who have left a lasting legacy to this country such as Rick Hansen, Paul Henderson, David Suzuki and Betty Fox.

    You can vote here for any one of the candidates we've selected or if you feel it should be someone not on the list, please enter that person's name in the space provided.

    The results of the poll will be revealed on Olympic Journey: Calgary to Vancouver, a one-hour special on TSN on Wednesday, February 13th.

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    I voted for Paul Henderson

    I think his goal is the most important moment in canadian sport history

    What will be your vote ?

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    Orland Kurtenbach.

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    Student athletes Sandra Henderson and Stephane Prefontaine, aged 15 and 16, symbolised Canadian youth and the two founding peoples of Canada.
    Is this a joke?!
    Amantes sunt amentes.

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    Rick Hansen.

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    Todd Bertuzzi

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