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Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke named Olympic torchbearer; will run in Toronto

TORONTO – Brian Burke is taking a break from running the Toronto Maple Leafs to carry the Olympic flame.

The Maple Leafs general manager was among a number of runners selected Tuesday to carry the Olympic torch through the Toronto area.

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Burke will carry the torch Saturday.

Along with Burke, former CFL player Tom Hipz and John Craig, a member of the Canadian Olympic team that boycotted the 1980 Games, will also participate in the torch run.