Samsung Gulf Electronics Co., a market leader in consumer electronics, and a Presenting Partner of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, today announced the region’s Olympic Torchbearers for the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The region’s selected Olympic Torchbearersare: ElhamQasimi, the first Arab woman to trek to the North Pole; SimranVedvyas, Social campaigner and ‘Star’ student at school; Hassanain Anver, founder of an online UAE youth platform; Jalal bin Thaneya, a social advocate for children with special needs; Zed Al Refai, the first Arab to scale Mount Everest; Nada Zeidan, the first female rally driver in the Gulf; Robert Swift, a Marketing Manager from Etisalat; David Butorac, a renowned TV industry hero; and Hani Macki, an environmentalist and founder of the Environment Society of Oman.
Samsung searched outside the host nation for deserving members of local communities to carry the Olympic Flame in the Olympic Torch Relay. All London 2012 Olympic Torchbearers have been chosen in recognition of their contribution to local communities and their demonstration of the Olympic spirit.
Simran Vedvyas, the youngest Torchbearer to be selected by Samsung said, “I cannot believe that I will be carrying the Olympic Flame at the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay! It’s absolutely surreal. Now I know why my parents and my teachers always push me to do my best. This is better than anything I could have asked for!”
Samsung launched its London 2012 campaign “Everyone’s Olympic Games” alongside Samsung’s Global Olympic Marketing Ambassador David Beckham in June 2011 and hopes to offer memorable experiences to more people than ever before.
The London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay will begin its 70 day journey around the UK on Saturday May 19th taking in many of the UKs cultural landmarks. Visiting over 1,000 cities, towns and villages along its 8,000 mile route, the Olympic Flame aims to excite the UK and marks the official start of the London 2012 Olympic Games upon its celebrated arrival at the Olympic Stadium on July 27th.