Sean "P.Diddy" Combs will be one of
several people to carry the Olympic torch when it passes through New York City
later this month.
The torch is on its way to Athens, Greece, bound
for the start of the summer Olympic Games. The torch will move through each
of New York's five boroughs, pass the site of the World Trade Centers, across
the Brooklyn Bridge and to the Statue of Liberty.
"Words cannot express how proud I am to
be carrying the Olympic torch for my home, New York, N.Y., the greatest city
in the world," he said.
The Olympic flame left Greece on Wednesday on
a worldwide tour and diplomats from 27 nations gathered at Greece's new airport
to bid the flame farewell, as it embarked on a 38-day tour.
Others who will carry the torch include CNN anchor
Paula Zahn, a woman burned during the September 11 terror attacks, a Central
Park rape victim and several athletes.
The torch will return to Athens for the opening
ceremonies August 13.