Gove County Medical Center physician, Dr. Doug Gruenbacher of Quinter, carried the Olympic Flame through the streets of Ascot, England Tuesday at about 11:30a.m. Kansas time.
He joins more than 8,000 torchbearers as they carry the Olympic Flame through more than 1,000 cities, towns and villages for 70 days leading up to the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27.
Gruenbacher was nominated by the state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the KAFP, and chosen at the national level to represent the organization.
Accompanying Gruenbacher are his wife Shelly, also a Quinter family doctor, and their two oldest children.
Shelly Gruenbacher is writing a great blog about the entire experience, complete with pictures: You can access at this link: http://dougtorch.wordpress.com/