With the London Olympics only weeks away, "Sesame Street" Muppet Elmo has announced that he is campaigning to serve as a torchbearer leading up to the games.
"He loves the fun of being an athlete," Sesame Street executive producer Carol-Lynn Parente told Today.com. "He's learned lots of things on 'Sesame Street' about exercise being good for you."
Parente said Elmo has been practicing several Olympic sports in preparation for the summer games, including hurdles, weight lifting and gymnastics.
"He's a natural at the shot put event," Parente said. "Kids love throwing things."