The IOC has no problem with California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger running with the Olympic torch, despite his past admission of steroid use.
He is a governor of an American State, California to be specific.
He has not been associated with the Olympics?
And he is not Canadian.
So, did Canada have no Premiers that could run the torch?
No mayors in British Columbia?
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But what really bugs me is the symbolism in the pass off.
"Today, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger brought in the dawn by doing his duty with the Olympic torch, handing off to track star great Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London 2012 Summer Olympics"
This is supposed to be a Canadian Olympics, right?
Here we have a US Governor, handing the torch to Sebastion Coe, chairman of London 2012.
So what did the Govenator have to do with the Olympics, besides nothing? Oh yeah, nothing.
Would it not have been far more appropriate to have a Canadian associated with the Vancouver Olympics, pass the torch to the chairman of the London Olympics?
So the torch symbolically goes from Canada to Britain?
Instead we get the Austrian born, US governor, on steroids passing the torch?
Nothing says Canada is already part and parcel of the US and NAU, like this symbolic torch hand off.