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Volume 10 No. 23
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Olympic Notes: Russian Astronauts Will Take Olympic Torch On A Space Walk

Russia's space agency Roscosmos Deputy Head Vitaly Davydov said that "Russian astronauts will take an unlit Olympic torch on a space walk ahead of the country's hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi." Davydov said, "It will not be a copy but exactly the same as the torch at the Olympics" (BANGKOK POST, 4/28). ... Sue Campbell, the woman credited with masterminding Team GB’s record medal haul at the London Games, said Britain has failed to use the Olympics to create a "transformational change" in society. The former PE teacher, who provided the strategy behind British athletes’ spectacular performance at the Games, said that "it is not too late to create a genuine Olympics legacy -- but many opportunities have already been missed" (London INDEPENDENT, 4/28).