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The Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic Winter Games of 2002 and the District of Columbia want you to carry the Olympic torch. All you’ve got to do is write a 50- to100-word essay on the theme word—”Inspire”—describing how you or the person that you’re nominating is “inspirational,” and fill out an application form at www.saltlake2002.com. Landing the Olympics in Salt Lake City required bribes to International Olympic Committee officials and caused a wee bit of scandal, but the press release assures potential runners that “there is no cost associated with carrying the Olympic Flame.” After all, there are sponsors (Coca-Cola and Chevrolet) to help pick up the tab, and they’ll select another two sets of relay runners. (Aspirants can apply via the sponsors’ corporate Web sites.) Entries are due by May 15. —Richard Byrne