Former England captain Paul Collingwood has been chosen as the torchbearer for the London Olympics 2012 in July. Although cricket is not a sport that is ever included in the Olympics, several cricketers have lit the Olympic flame and Collingwood is glad to do the honours. “The Olympic Games is the biggest sporting event to take place in England in my lifetime,” Collingwood told Sunderland Echo. “And to be associated with it in this way is an honour and a privilege, not only for me but for my family too. Sadly, since cricket is not an Olympic sport, I won’t ever get the chance to represent Great Britain.”
Published in The Express Tribune, March 21st, 2012.
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