Sidney Crosby to run in Olympic torch relay

BY foxsports • October 27, 2009

Canadian hockey star Sidney Crosby will carry the Olympic torch in his home province of Nova Scotia next month. The Pittsburgh Penguins captain will run in the torch relay Nov. 18 in Halifax and represent Canada in the Olympic hockey tournament. "The torch relay will pass through so many communities and hands on the way to Vancouver, and I'm privileged to be part of that special group," said Crosby, who is from Cole Harbor, Nova Scotia. Other Canadian athletes scheduled to carry the torch include former Vancouver Canucks captain Trevor Linden, NBA star Steve Nash and golfer Stephen Ames. Crosby will be one of 12,000 torchbearers in the relay, which begins in Victoria on Friday. Over 106 days, it will stop in every province and territory leading to the lighting of the cauldron at BC Place. The games will be held Feb. 12-28 in Vancouver and Whistler, followed by the Paralympics from March 12-21.

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