Alex Ovechkin, captain of the NHL's Washington Capitals and a member of the Russian ice hockey team, carries the Olympic torch as it begins its journey from Greece to Sochi, Russia, on Sept. 29, 2013. The torch was lit in ancient Olympia and then headed off on the longest torch relay for any Winter Games, including a trip to space.
"Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "X-Men" star Patrick Stewart carries the Olympic torch in Croydon, South London, in July 2012 ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
"Harry Potter" star Rupert Grint carries the Olympic torch for a leg through northwest London on July 25, 2012.
Former world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis carries the Olympic torch through southeast London on July 22, 2012.
Bear Grylls carries the torch across the River Tyne on a zip line in June 2012.
Scottish actor James McAvoy laughs while holding the London 2012 Olympic torch in Glasgow, Scotland, on June 8, 2012.
Zara Phillips, the second-eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II, holds the Olympic torch while riding through Cheltenham Racecourse in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, on May 23, 2012.
Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas keeps his Twitter followers up to date as he runs the torch through a portion of London on May 21, 2012.
"Doctor Who" star Matt Smith runs the torch around Cardiff Bay in Wales as part of the relay in May 2012.
Canadian wheelchair athlete Rick Hansen, Canadian hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, former Canadian speed skater Catriona LeMay Doan, NBA basketball player Steve Nash and former Canadian Alpine skier Nancy Greene hold up their torches during the opening ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on Feb. 12, 2010.
Then California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger holds the Olympic torch in Vancouver's Stanley Park before the 2010 Winter Olympics on Feb. 12, 2010.
Torchbearer and NBA star Yao Ming holds the torch as he runs through the Tiananmen Gate during the 2008 Summer Olympics torch relay in Beijing on Aug. 6, 2008.
Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani holds the Olympic torch in Milan, Italy, on Jan. 29, 2006.
New York Yankees manager Joe Torre (left) and "Superman Returns" star Brandon Routh (right) carry Olympic torches in Florence, Italy, on Dec. 14, 2005.
Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan waves to the crowd as he carries an Athens 2004 Olympic torch in Thessaloniki, Greece, on July 23, 2004. The Olympic flame traveled to 34 cities in 27 countries en route to the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
Torchbearer Donald Trump carries the Olympic flame during day 15 of the Athens 2004 Olympic torch relay on June 19, 2004, in New York City.
Sean "P. Diddy" Combs runs with the Olympic torch through the New York borough of Brooklyn on June 19, 2004.
Former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield carries the Olympic torch on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Atlanta, Ga., on June 18, 2004.
Tom Cruise takes part in the global Olympic Torch Relay as he runs in through Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on June 16, 2004.
Actor Sylvester Stallone carries the Olympic torch on Venice Beach in Los Angeles on June 16, 2004.
Brazilian soccer legend Pele holds the the Olympic torch inside the world's largest soccer stadium, Rio de Janeiro's Maracana, on June 13, 2004.
Actor Chris O'Donnell carries the Olympic torch during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Torch Relay in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 16, 2002.
NBA great Earvin "Magic" Johnson carries the Olympic torch during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Torch Relay in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 2002.
Actor Martin Sheen carries the Olympic torch during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Torch Relay in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 2002.
Legendary singer Aretha Franklin carries the Olympic torch during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Torch Relay in Detroit, Mich., on Jan. 6, 2002.
Christopher Reeve carries the Olympic torch during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Torch Relay in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 23, 2001.
Lance Armstrong carries the Olympic torch on a bicycle during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Torch Relay in Austin, Texas, on Dec. 11, 2001.
Tennis superstar Serena Williams (right) passes the Olympic Flame to her sister Venus Williams during their turn as torchbearers in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Dec. 8, 2001.
Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John (left) and Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli carry Olympic torches in front of the Sydney Opera House on Sept. 14, 2000.
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, a gold medal winner at the 1960 Summer Olympics when his name was Cassius Clay, holds up the Olympic torch prior to lighting a device that would carry the flame up the cauldron during the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta on July 19, 1996.