Hoping to carry the torch for the 2002 Winter Games? Here's the first hurdle you have to pass — figuring out exactly when the deadline for submitting an application is.

April 30 is the deadline announced by the Salt Lake Organizing Committee to turn in an essay nominating yourself or someone else to run with the Olympic flame.

Except now it's May 15, for entries submitted by either mail or the Internet.

But that new deadline applies only to SLOC. The two corporate sponsors of the torch relay who are also accepting applications have different deadlines.

Coke wants your application by May 7. If it's going to Chevrolet, get it postmarked by April 30. Or fill out the application form on the Internet by May 1.