Sidney Crosby Carries Olympic Torch Through Halifax

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HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Sidney Crosby lifted the
Stanley Cup in June, and now he is carrying the Olympic torch at home.

Hundreds of people lined a downtown street on Wednesday
to watch the captain of the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins with the
flame.

Clad in an official torchbearer uniform, the 22-year-old
Crosby ran about 300 yards before passing the torch to snowboarder Sarah Conrad,
a native of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Crosby, whose hometown of Cole Harbour lies across the
harbor from Halifax, was one of 12,000 torchbearers tasked with carrying the
flame across Canada as part of a massive relay.

The relay began in Victoria last month and will make
stops in every province and territory leading up to the Winter Games in
Vancouver in February.

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