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Who was the torchbearer?

On 18 Jul 2012 at 11:48am lemony snickett wrote:
Who was it who ran with the torch past the Pelham Arms? Was is Lisa Brack? Who is Lisa Brack?
On 18 Jul 2012 at 1:06pm Harry wrote:
It was Lisa Brack. There is a photo on the official web page but little info. She is German. Trawling the web I found a couple of videos of her demonstration, or selling, smartphones (My very limited German isn't good enough). Maybe that's why two Samsung photographers were so interested in her.
So why is, what appears to be, a German phone salesperson carrying the UK torch?
On 18 Jul 2012 at 1:18pm Mr Forks wrote:
Because the Olympic Spirit is all about making money!
On 18 Jul 2012 at 1:35pm What? wrote:
Are you f**king winding us up!
A German smart phone saleswoman carried the torch through Lewes!
Thats it, I'm leaving.
On 18 Jul 2012 at 1:40pm What? wrote:
Check this link out.
I was sceptical about the Olympic games, now am I just angry.

Check it out here »
On 18 Jul 2012 at 1:56pm Sussex Jim wrote:
I thought I saw a very old man with a short moustache, carrying the torch in one hand and raising his other arm at 45 degrees. The number on his shirt was 1936. Was he German?
On 18 Jul 2012 at 2:34pm lemony snickett wrote:
And was he on the phone?
On 18 Jul 2012 at 2:34pm Teacher wrote:
Vee vill ask the questions.
On 18 Jul 2012 at 2:35pm Teacher wrote:
Vee vill ask the questions.
On 18 Jul 2012 at 2:37pm Teacher wrote:
Sorry to say it twice but you English never seem to grasp it the first time round.
On 18 Jul 2012 at 2:38pm Sceptic wrote:
Perhaps they were rehearsing for the big march through England like they did Poland.
On 18 Jul 2012 at 2:40pm lemony snickett wrote:
Here's another link. I'm glad I asked the question.

Check it out here »
On 18 Jul 2012 at 3:12pm someone else wrote:
Curiously enough, the Olympic torch relay was invented at the 1936 Olympics, under the direction of that moustachioed chap Sussex Jim mentions.
On 18 Jul 2012 at 4:29pm Harry wrote:
To anyone thinking of letting Samesung know what we think of them, here's their UK address.
Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd
Address : Samsung House
1000, Hillswood Drive
Chertsey, Surrey KT16 0PS
On 18 Jul 2012 at 5:07pm Southover Queen wrote:
Thanks, Harry.

I had the privilege of watching young Gabriela take the torch on the High Street - I've added a link to her story. She is everything I'd hope for in a torchbearer - a young person who really deserves recognition and a big round of applause.

That she handed over to a person whose chief contribution has been selling lots of mobile phones to people is just revolting, frankly. I might well drop Samsung a line and tell them what I think of that.

Check it out here »
On 18 Jul 2012 at 5:14pm It's Not Rocket Science wrote:
@ Mum, perhaps you can explain how much money Lisa Brack raised for good causes, or indeed what great public service she performed to deserve the honour of carrying the torch? Or maybe you will now begin to understand what I was getting at in the other thread.
On 18 Jul 2012 at 10:31pm Awesome Wells wrote:
If this is true, it's a disgrace.
Hear me roar.
On 19 Jul 2012 at 12:18pm Cliffite wrote:
Do not mess with Lisa, she is (potentially) handy with a gun, according to her Facebook profile photo :-/
But is anyone really surprised that even the supposed local heroes carrying the torch are seeded with corporate connections? The whole Olympic event is a corporate farce, although McDonalds have just said that they won't be taking advantage of the tax breaks official sponsors are offered (but how will we know?)
On 19 Jul 2012 at 1:25pm observer wrote:
Mcdonald's only climbed down in the face of an online petition against the Olympic
tax haven status, a petition signed by hundreds of thousands of people and
yesterday. We do have collective power; I do wish people would wake up to reality
and become better informed. We are being cynically taken to the cleaners by
government and big business.
Why would you be surprised about the torch bearing scandal? You have to
understand that these companies care only about profit nothing else.
On 19 Jul 2012 at 1:36pm Old Cynic wrote:
her name was Elisabeth Brack, from Munich and I would be highly suprised if she was from Samsung - the link above to a Lisa Brack is the wrong person - the only thing they have in common is they are both womem german and blonde!
On 19 Jul 2012 at 1:51pm Southover Queen wrote:
I don't think so, Old Cynic. The photographs of the runner and the person who is something to do with Marketing for Samsung in Munich look like exactly the same person. Also, as several people's links show, it's not something Samsung are shy of doing either.
On 19 Jul 2012 at 4:30pm Deelite wrote:
'We are being cynically taken to the cleaners by government and big business.'

Hear, hear.
On 19 Jul 2012 at 4:50pm Old wrote:
Well SQ, shes not ageing well is she!
On 19 Jul 2012 at 5:07pm brixtonbelle wrote:
It was a shameful display of corporate greed and commercialism masquerading as everyone having a good time. A good opportunity for Samsung, Coke and Lloyds to drum up business and get their brand out there associated with something 'worthy'. LOCOG should be shot for even pretending it's anything other than a money-making exercise for the whores of big business. I feel sorry for the torchbearers caught up in it all - they and the public have been duped - yet again, by the government (both Lab and Tory). It turned my stomach that the torchbearers should have to run in between the sqwaking sponsor coaches, completely dwarfed.
On 19 Jul 2012 at 6:04pm Cliffite wrote:
Google a bit harder (i.e more than 2 seconds) and here's the official Samsung Olympics page in German featuring one Elisabeth [Lisa] Brack

Check it out here »
On 19 Jul 2012 at 9:26pm Bling Mare wrote:
Thanks Cliffite. Google translates it as "For Elizabeth, the Olympics are an incredible meeting of nations in the competition and friendship. Prior to wear the fabulous backdrop of the Olympic torch in London, and to share this experience with other sports fans, is for them an indescribable feeling."
A friend also sent me this video

Watch the video »

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