Burke to carry torch through Toronto

Updated: December 15, 2009, 1:19 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Brian Burke will take a break from running the Toronto Maple Leafs to run with the Olympic flame.

The Maple Leafs' general manager was among a number of runners selected Tuesday to carry the torch through the Toronto area. Burke's run will come Saturday.

Burke will participate in this leg of the relay with former CFL player Tom Hipz and John Craig, a member of the Canadian Olympic team that boycotted the 1980 Moscow Games.

The torch is making its way west in time for the February opening of the Vancouver Games.


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