Former Olympian and current Microsoft employee Ben Hindle carrying 2010 Vancouver Winter Games torch

Ben Hindle carrying torch for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.Ben Hindle (second from the front) and his team training in a four-man bobsled.Microsoft employee and former Olympian Ben Hindle carried the Olympic torch for the 2010 Winter Olympics in late January, bringing back memories of competing in the 1998 Winter Games. “Walking into the […]

Ben Hindle carrying torch for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.
Ben Hindle (second from the front) and his team training in a four-man bobsled.

Microsoft employee and former Olympian Ben Hindle carried the Olympic torch for the 2010 Winter Olympics in late January, bringing back memories of competing in the 1998 Winter Games. “Walking into the opening ceremonies was very similar – almost surreal,” Hindle said. “You look forward to it happening all your life. You think how inspiring it will be. Then you can’t believe it’s happening.” Hindle had dreamed of being an Olympian since he was a little boy in Lethbridge, Alberta, about two hours from Calgary. But there’re no little league bobsled teams. Growing up, Hindle and his twin brother, Matt, excelled at track and field. The brothers were both sprinters, and competed at high-level track meets. When a bobsled recruiter approached the track stars, the brothers had a decision to make.

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