As some of you may have heard, the Olympics are coming to Beijing next August. No, really.

And beside colourful rings, fancy logos and a bunch of sickeningly cute paraphernalia, the key imagery of the event has got to be the Olympic Torch.

Starting last June the Olympic committee began hunting out the near 22,000 people it needs to relay the Torch to Beijing, and then early last month came the announcement that Lenovo and The China Daily have taken on the task of ferreting out eight lucky laowai to hold the fiery stick.

ys.jpgOne such fellow is my friend David Degeest, a teacher at Zhongkai University in Guangzhou, Guangdong, but better known for his involvement with the China Dreamblogue (which I talked about before).

The Expats For Olympic Torchbearers competition is basing the winner on a combination of votes from the public and the opinions of a panel of judges.

So, this is where you come in. Please go and:

Vote For David

Not only is he just a stand-up guy that deserves your vote anyway, but he is also doing this run to raise awareness for the excellent China Dreamblogue and the charities it supports.

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