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Wayne Gretzky Lights Cauldron In Vancouver 2010 Opening Ceremony

As we origionally reported would happen earlier on Friday night (via Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star), Wayne Gretzky did indeed light the Olympic flame in the Opening Ceremony. Unfortunately, for his efforts to bring us the truth, Kevin McGran will never be heard from again.

Gretzky was actually one of four to light just one of the cauldrons. The hockey great was joined by Steve Nash, Nancy Green and Katrina May Doan, who came together to light the indoor flame (after some technical difficulties).

Gretzky is now on his way through the streets of Vancouver to light the second, outdoor flame.