. I am honoured to be nominated as a torchbearer. Carrying the Olympic Flame is a once in a lifetime experience and I am grateful to be selected. To carry it on behalf of adidas, a company with a history of encouraging participation in sport, is an added bonus. I have been engaged in the business of sport for a number of years and I hope I also have contributed to the development of sport in our country. I hope that the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay will help continue to encourage the youth of today to embrace a sporting life. I will carry the flame proudly.. .