The last torch bearer, and the person to light the Olympic Flame, at the 1972 Summer Olympics was West German junior 1500 meter runner Gunther Zahn.
Over 12,000 canadians carried the flame across Canada. Anyone over the age of 13 had a chance to carry even average, ordianry people could carry it to by entering a contest.
Apparently I held the torch as a two year old as it passed through Napa California but haven't found any pictures or news articles.
Han Geng carried the 2008 Olympic torch.
david beckham and jedward have carried the olympic torch
Wayne Gretzky carried the torch to light the outdoor cauldron in Vancouver
A torch is carried to help people see in the dark of night.
My grandfather John S. (Jack) McCarthy was one of the ones that carried the olympic torch in 1996 and he had type 1 diabetes.
When the Olympic torch is carried underwater, a magnesium torch is used, since it can burn even under water.
The cast of The Olympic Torch - 2010 includes: Shahram Heydarian