Ramesh Ferris: Torchbearer
As the Olympic flame passed through the Yukon on its way to Vancouver, British Columbia, for the Winter Games, it was taken up by Ramesh Ferris, who carried it on his handcycle. Ferris, 30, is famous in Canada for biking across the continent to raise funds for worldwide polio eradication. Adopted from India, he had polio when he was 6 months old. In addition to being one of over 60 torchbearers from Whitehorse, Yukon, Ferris also had the honor of lighting the cauldron during the Nov. 3 ceremony.