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    Posted July 9, 2012 by
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    What do the Paralympics mean to you?

    TanyaLN22 and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: London 2012 Olympics
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    American carries the Olympic flame through Cambridge, UK


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     TanyaLN22 was thrilled to be a torch bearer for the 2012 Olympics in Cambridge last Saturday. Her boyfriend nominated her to carry the torch because of her work on global citizenship at Cambridge university and of dual US and British citizenship. She said she felt "thrilled and honored" to be chosen and wanted to share the video with the iReport community. "I'm so excited to have the Olympics in London," she said. "It's a fantastic showcase of all the country's talents and it's a great moment to promote global citizenship with people from all around the world!" Her proud father, needless to say, was behind the camera!
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    Tanya Lubicz-Nawrocka (26) was an official London 2012 Olympic Torchbearer who carried the flame through Cambridge, UK on Saturday during day 50 of the Olympic Torch Relay. Originally from Boston, Tanya has volunteered with and worked for various educational nonprofit organizations in the US and in the UK. Tanya was nominated to carry the Olympic torch for her academic work at Cambridge University to promote global citizenship and develop inclusive communities. She was honored to carry the Olympic flame and pass it to others in the Olympic Torch Relay who were inspirational volunteers, those who had overcome adversity, and former Olympic athletes.

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