London Olympic Torch visited FIVB Family
London, Great Britain, August 12, 2012 – Cristobal Marte Hoffiz,
FIVB First Executive Vice President and NORCECA President, was
selected to receive Percy Hutchful and the Olympic torch during
the journey to the Olympic Stadium in opening day festivities of
the 2012 London Games.
“It was an emotional and unforgettable moment,” Marte Hoffiz
said. “It was a great honour to receive Mr. Hutchful on behalf
of FIVB, an institution that feels very proud of being a member
of the Olympic Family.”
Hutchful, 51, achieved history as one of the few Ghanaians to
take part in the Torch Relay for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
He had his turn on July 24 through the Royal Borough of Kingston
Upon Thames in Surrey covering a distance of 300 metres and was
greeted to a rousing reception by the crowd.
An elated Hutchful, a football coach in London told GNA Sports
from his London base that “I am extremely proud to have been
given the honour and feel blessed to have represented my home
country (Ghana) at such a high level.
“The crowd cheered me on and others have said it was the most
enthusiastic run of the Torch Relay they have ever seen. I
explained that was my passion for sports showing through,” he
About 8,000 inspirational people took part in the Olympic Torch
Relay on a journey across the United Kingdom for the 2012 London
Hutchful who is now a football coach in London was born in
Britain by Ghanaian parents and had his secondary school
education at Apam Secondary School in Ghana.