Kevin, it's terrifying. Which I suppose is the point. So, I like it!
And now, the Olympic flame... who will carry it?
Sharapova carries torch. Summer olympian (tennis, Silver.)
I had a one-on-one interview with her once. She was a fantastic talker. Quite a presence in person.
Maria Sharapova brings the torch into the stadium ...
Alexander Karelin. The wrestler who was so huge and powerful, an opponent once suggested that his parents had been matched to create a genetically optimal athlete.
Sharapova and her flowing hair, I mean, fiery Olympic torch.
...hands off to pole vaulting great Yelena Isinbayeva
There's Mr. 1972. Vladislav Tretiak with torch.
Huge ovation for Vladislav Tretiak. Where's he in the greatest goalie ever discussion, Kevin?
Leaf scouts didn't think he was much of a goalie. Didn't think Team Canada would have a problem. What scouts didn't know, they saw Tretiak play the day after his honeymoon.
now in the hands of goaltending legend Vladislav Tretiak
@CathalKelly: right after Reimer
They're running an awfully long way. You can see Tretiak flagging a bit.
Hope those two still train regularly...
@CathalKelly: Today's shooters would of course tear him and any other goalie from 70s apart. But for me, it was Dryden-Tretiak-Parent.
Tretiak and figure skating great Irina Rodnina share flame lighting duties. Goose bumps.