Friday, December 11, 2009

Villeneuve carries Olympic torch

The Olympic torch wrapped up its visit to Montreal with local car-racing hero Jacques Villeneuve running one of the final legs of the relay while protesters delayed a concert on Thursday night.

Villeneuve, a former Formula One world champion, carried the Olympic flame along a snow-filled street in Old Montreal before an exchange in front of a brightly-lit Notre-Dame Basilica, a Montreal landmark.

The 38-year-old Villeneuve called the opportunity to carry the flame a "once in a lifetime experience.''

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