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SAKAI Yoshinori (1945) Japan
This nineteen year old Japanese was chosen to carry the Olympic flame to the bowl in 1964 because he was born on the 6th of August 1945, on the day the atomic bomb was dropped. Sakai, more than anybody, symbolised the Olympic ideal that Pierre de Coubertin had hoped for: "air and light for all".
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