Inspired by the 2012 Summer Olympics in London – Thoughts by Scott Robarge

The Winter Olympics are what I really look forward to, but I have to admit I am very excited to watch the upcoming 2012 Summer Olympics.

For American sports fans this has been a tough week.  A heartbreaking goal in the 68th minute last week by El Salvador eliminated the United States from Olympic qualifying with a 3-3 tie.  Sadly, this was the second time the United States failed to qualify for the Olympics since 1976.

However, there is still a lot to be excited about!

This past week, the London 2012 Organizing Committee (LOCOG) named over 7,300 people who will carry the Olympic Flame as torchbearers as part of the majestic London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay that will take place later this year.

Starting on May 19, 2012, approximately 115 Torchbearers a day will hold the Olympic Flame during its nearly 8,000-mile journey around the United Kingdom until it arrives at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 for the lighting of the cauldron to signify the official start of the London 2012 Olympic Games as part of the Opening Ceremony that will be broadcast all over the world.

If I’m lucky there’ll be a seat in the audience with the name Scott Robarge on it, but I’m not holding my breath.

The street locations marking the roads along which the Torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame is available online and fans can follow the Torchbearers street-by-street through more than 1,000 villages, towns and cities in the United Kingdom.

As some of you may already know, Scott Robarge dot org is the destination for thoughts, stories and news about outdoor sports and other activities.  I look forward to sharing more with you over the coming weeks and months.

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