The lucky recipient of today's forthright remark was Charles McIlvenny, who ran with the torch in 1948 and is in his seventies.
Various speakers said his values and dreams would live on, and the younger generation would carry the torch.
The torch was then run around the stadium, while being passed between a corps of young athletes nominated by Redgrave and others.
Consider the torch Passed The two comedians shared a sober moment with a symbolic passing of the torch.
After an image-invigorating tenure as U.S. secretary of state, Hillary Clinton will pass the torch to Sen. John Kerry on Friday.
The cricket fumbled the torch, and the flame fell on a powder fuse.
Dorothea was holding a torch, the liquid droppings of which fell upon her hands.
Like a man that was done with its use, tossed the torch in the sea.
His torch will be at the threshold and his knife at the throat of the planter.
Marking well the spot, I dropped my torch, and raising my gun to my shoulder, fired.
late 13c., from Old French torche, originally "twisted thing," hence "torch formed of twisted tow dipped in wax," probably from Vulgar Latin *torca, alteration of Late Latin torqua, variant of classical Latin torques "collar of twisted metal," from torquere "to twist" (see thwart). In Britain, also applied to the battery-driven version (in U.S., flashlight). Torch song is 1927 ("My Melancholy Baby," performed by Tommy Lyman, is said to have been the first so called), from carry a torch "suffer an unrequited love" (also 1927), an obscure notion from Broadway slang.
"set fire to," 1931, from torch (n.). Related: Torched; torching.
The head (1932+)