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Bowdoin Security Officer to Carry Olympic Torch

Story posted December 27, 2001

Margery Logan, a Bowdoin College Security Officer, will carry the Olympic Torch in Kittery this Friday, December 28, when the torch arrives in Maine.

Like her fellow torchbearers, Margery will carry the flame for about 2/10 of a mile, which is approximately the length of one lap around a track.

The route of the Olympic Torch crosses 46 states (including Alaska, for the first time in Olympic Torch history) over a period of 65 days. When it arrives to light the cauldron in Salt Lake City on February 8, it will have traveled 13,500 miles courtesy of 11,500 torchbearers.

Each torchbearer was chosen in a nationwide selection process conducted by the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, along with torch relay sponsors Chevrolet and Coca-Cola. Torchbearers were nominated by family, friends and co-workers, who submitted 50-100 word essays describing how nominees embodied the Olympic Spirit and provided inspiration to their communities. Over 210,000 nominations were received, most detailing stories of amazing personal recoveries or valuable community service. The essays played a major role in the selection process.

Margery, a Brunswick resident, is also a State Certified Animal Control Officer, formerly with the town of Harpswell. She is a former firefighter with the Harpswell Neck Fire Department and a member of the Maine Screenwriters Organization of Brunswick. She is now a security officer at Bowdoin.

For more information on the Olympic Torch Relay, including a list of all the torchbearers for the New England Region leg, click here.

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