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Famous Olympic torchbearers

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With the Olympic torch arriving in South Korea on Wednesday to mark 100 days until the PyeongChang Games, take a look at some of the famous names who have carried the torch over the years.

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, a gold medal winner at the 1960 Summer Olympics when his name was Cassius Clay, holds up the Olympic torch prior to lighting a device that would carry the flame up the cauldron during the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta on July 19, 1996.

Alex Ovechkin, captain of the NHL's Washington Capitals and a member of the Russian ice hockey team, carries the Olympic torch as it begins its journey from Greece to Sochi, Russia, on Sept. 29, 2013. The torch was lit in ancient Olympia and then headed off on the longest torch relay for any Winter Games, including a trip to space.

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Former world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis lights the cauldron at the end of Day 65 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay on July 22, 2012 in London, England.

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Scottish actor James McAvoy runs down Buchanan Street carrying the Olympic Torch during the leg between Stranrear and Glasgow on June 8, 2012, in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Zara Phillips, the second-eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II, holds the Olympic torch while riding through Cheltenham Racecourse in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, on May 23, 2012.

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Canadian wheelchair athlete Rick Hansen, Canadian hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, former Canadian speed skater Catriona LeMay Doan, NBA basketball player Steve Nash and former Canadian Alpine skier Nancy Greene hold up their torches during the opening ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on Feb. 12, 2010.

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Then California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger lights the Olympic flame from a runner as he prepares to run with the torch during the Olympic torch relay ahead of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on Feb. 12, 2010, in Vancouver, Canada.

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Torchbearer and NBA star Yao Ming holds the torch as he runs through the Tiananmen Gate during the 2008 Summer Olympics torch relay in Beijing on Aug. 6, 2008.

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New York Yankees manager Joe Torre carries the Olympic Flame during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Torch Relay in Brooklyn, New York, on Dec. 23, 2001.

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Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan carries the Olympic Torch during the Olympic Torch Relay on May 4, 2008, in Sanya of Hainan province, China.

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Torchbearer Donald Trump carries the Olympic flame during day 15 of the Athens 2004 Olympic torch relay on June 19, 2004, in New York City.

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Sean "P. Diddy" Combs runs with the Olympic torch through the New York borough of Brooklyn on June 19, 2004.

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Former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield carries the Olympic torch on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Atlanta, Ga., on June 18, 2004.

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Tom Cruise takes part in the global Olympic Torch Relay as he runs in through Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on June 16, 2004.

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Actor Sylvester Stallone carries the Olympic torch on Venice Beach in Los Angeles on June 16, 2004.

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Brazilian soccer legend Pele holds the the Olympic torch inside the world's largest soccer stadium, Rio de Janeiro's Maracana, on June 13, 2004.

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Actor Chris O'Donnell carries the Olympic torch during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Torch Relay in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 16, 2002.

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NBA great Earvin "Magic" Johnson carries the Olympic torch during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Torch Relay in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 2002.

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Actor Martin Sheen carries the Olympic torch during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Torch Relay in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 2002.

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Legendary singer Aretha Franklin carries the Olympic torch during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Torch Relay in Detroit, Mich., on Jan. 6, 2002.

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Lance Armstrong carries the Olympic torch on a bicycle during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Torch Relay in Austin, Texas, on Dec. 11, 2001.

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Tennis superstar Serena Williams (right) passes the Olympic Flame to her sister Venus Williams during their turn as torchbearers in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Dec. 8, 2001.

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