UN staff member carries Olympic torch, calls it "simply amazing"

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Bianca Kopp with UNODC chief Yuri Fedotov

A United Nations staff member, who was also a victim of a terrorist attack, was one of 8,000 people from all over the world selected to carry the Olympic Flame.

Bianca Kopp works for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna. She was chosen by her managers because of her dedication to the Olympic theme of “Moment to Shine.”

Ms. Kopp survived a terrorist attack on the United Nations House in Abuja, Nigeria, on 26 August 2011. Twenty-five people died, including 12 UN staff members.  After the attack, she stayed on to help her colleagues.

Ms. Kopp spoke with Julie Walker about her portion of the Olympic Torch Relay which was in Portsmouth, Great Britain, on 15 July 2012.

Duration:  4’23″

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