View Full Version : Saku Koivu to carry the Olympic Torch

Coach Selly
07-22-2012, 08:36
Anaheim Ducks forward Saku Koivu will serve as an Olympic torchbearer before the London Games begin July 27.

The 37-year-old center from Turku, Finland, will carry the flame July 24, three days before the opening ceremonies. He will receive the flame that day and take it through the London borough of Hillingdon, located in the northwestern region of greater London.

More... (http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=638391)

Coach Selly
07-25-2012, 10:12
Hockey weather, it was not.

Of course, it ended up the hottest day of the year in the area -- thus far -- when Anaheim Ducks center Saku Koivu had his turn with the Olympic torch, running through Hillingdon. This was Day 67 of the torch's journey, leading up to the start of the Summer Games.

Koivu probably would have been thrilled to run in rain. The Finn, who is an IOC member, called Tuesday's adventure "an unbelievable experience."

More right here (http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-on-saku-koivu-torch-20120724,0,3527581.story)