“This all came about by being president of the academy,” he said. “Hopefully this will become a tradition of the president traveling to the Olympics each year.”
Before Block could make his trip, however, he had to train.
“I started out doing a rapid run,” he said.
“Now I can jog about half a mile.”
Block’s run in England was about 440 yards.
With 8,000 torchbearers, the Olympics have highly organized the opening ceremony.