Friday, February 12, 2010

The Terminator

Posted By on Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 5:08 PM

Hundreds of fans gathered early this morning to catch a glimpse of former movie star and body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger. They chanted “Terminator” over and over again as California's Governor made his way along the seawall in Vancouver's Stanley Park. I regret to say I wasn't there to witness the mob overwhelm the security detail around the governor. But I did catch up with the "Terminator" during a press conference later in the day on the Pacific Coast Collaborative.

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at a press conference today
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  • California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at a press conference today
He thanked British Columbia premier Gordon Campbell for the chance to carry the torch. You can listen here for more of his comments.

I'm a real sport.

Schwarzenegger handed the torch off to former British Olympian Sebastian Coe who’s now the head of the London 2012 organizing committee. The Olympic Torch has traveled more than 26-thousand miles across Canada, making a brief appearance in Washington state earlier this week. Now everyone wants to know who will carry the torch into the opening ceremonies to light the caldron. Mums the word but there’s wide speculation it may be Canadian hockey great Wayne Gretsky.

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