I was on the air yesterday afternoon when I looked up at the bank of TV screens and saw the Olympic torch being run into Hyde Park in London.
The park was filled with thousands of people, complete with a giant stage for the concert that followed, signaling the arrival of the torch in London.
I got goose bumps when the torch was lowered and the Olympic cauldron in Hyde Park was lit by a very excited 19 year old.
I remember so vividly covering the Olympic Torch arrival in Calgary during the 1988 Winter Games when I lived there.
One of the best memories was tagging alone with a TV crew standing on a roof top in Olympic Plaza watching alpine skier Karen Percy being awarded one of her two medals.
There were thousands of people below us for blocks as far as the eye could see.
As they raised our flag and played our national anthem everybody sang alone.
There wasn’t a dry eye on the street.
What a great event this is for our country, our youth and sport.
It unites us all!
I’m Scott Thompson
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