Yu Zhenhuan is China’s hairiest man and he wants to carry the Olympic Torch during next year’s Beijing Games.
“First I am a celebrity, inside and outside of China. Secondly, I think my experience in coping with a disfigurement ties in with the notion of the Olympic spirit,” he added.
The organisers have replied with a “wait and see” statement:
“But it is hard to assess his chances, as the recruitment is open to everyone.”