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Olympic torch News

German prince to display Mexican style at Russian olympics

Sochi - Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg will again be representing Mexico at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. This will be the sixth time that the now 55-year-old has represented his country of birth at the Olympics.

Olympic flame carried underwater in world's deepest lake

Russia has taken Olympic flame into the world's deepest body of fresh water, scenic Lake Baikal. The action was the latest dramatic action in the torch relay before the Sochi Winter Games.

Olympic torch taken on historic spacewalk

Moscow - Two Russian cosmonauts have taken the torch for the Sochi Winter Olympics on a spacewalk as part of the Olympic torch relay. This is the first time any Olympic torch has been on a spacewalk.

Amitabh Bachchan carries Olympic torch in London

Southwark - Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan carried the Olympic torch in Southwark, London, on Thursday morning, a day before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.

Record crowds gather for Olympic torch relay Special

Letchworth - More than ten percent of the population of Letchworth and Stevenage turned out on Sunday to see the Olympic torch relay despite the rain. It followed months of planning, organization and anticipation for more than 18,000 flag-waving people in the towns.

British mayor wears sausage costume during Olympic torch relay

Louth - The mayor of Louth, England recently wore a sausage costume in support of Lincolnshire sausages. She has received criticism due to the costume's phallic appearance.

Olympic torch to be lit in Greece on May 10

The 2012 Olympic Flame is to be lit on Thursday May 10 in Ancient Olympia, site of the very first Olympics. The Olympic Torch Relay across Greece will be completed on May 17 when the torch will arrive at Athens’ Kallimarmaro stadium.

Dunfermline fencers to carry Olympic Torch Special

Dunfermline - Callum O'Donnell from West Fife Fencing club is to carry the Olympic torch through Maybole (South of Ayr) on June 8. Ken Rose, founder of West Fife Fencing Club and well renowned coach is also carrying the olympic torch through Cupar on June 12.

'No Olympic Torch for Belfast', demands petition for Lennox

Supporters of the Belfast dog Lennox, held captive for euthanasia, demand that Belfast be denied the honor of the Olympic Torch unless it releases Lennox.

London 2012: Olympic torch relay to take in iconic UK landmarks

The London Olympic torch relay has been planned and its path will see the Olympic flame cover over 1,000-miles and take on most of Britain's iconic and famous landmarks.

Tens of thousands cheer as Olympic Torch reaches Vancouver Special

Vancouver - The Olympic Torch is on home ground and the games are set to begin. Tens of thousands turned out on city routes to cheer the Olympic Torch and the city broke out in celebration with parties planned by the mayor of Vancouver.

Olympic torch comes to Guelph, Ontario Special

The Olympic Flame passed through Guelph, Ontario today. The one-hour event saw the torch cross Guelph from the west end to downtown and then east heading out of Guelph.

Photojournalist injured snapping Olympic Torch in Toronto

A photojournalist was sent to hospital in Toronto after being pushed to the ground during the Olympic torch relay. The Toronto Star journalist was said to be dazed and had difficulty talking after the security team in charge of the relay shoved him.

The Olympic torch runs through the city of Toronto Special

The infamous Olympic torch ran through Toronto on Thursday passing by thousands of Torontonians celebrating the Canadian Olympic team.

Lighting a torch for Terry Fox at the 2010 Olympic games

Online petition "Terry Fox's mother to light the flame at the 2010 Olympics" surpasses 79,000 members on Thursday night and supporters for the cause are still pouring in.

Some Activists Are Being Turned Away From Hong Kong And The Torch Run

Two Canadians wanting to be part of the torch run on May 2 are out of luck in Hong Kong. The Chinese nation has been banned for Tsering Lama, 24, from Toronto, and Kate Woznow, 27, formerly of Vancouver. They were part of a group of seven denied entry.

Op-Ed: Pro Chinese rally in Canberra news beat up, or not?

There were scuffles between pro Chinese and pro Tibetan demonstrators as the Olympic Torch went through Canberra yesterday. The very nationalistic Chinese response came as a surprise to Australian media.

Op-Ed: The Olympic Torch Prepares For Stormy Weather

Are the skies reflecting their displeasure with the way its going in China? As the ceremony draws near in Athens to light the torch for the Olympic Games on Monday cloudy skies may mean this time around the Sun will need help to light the flame.
 

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Crowds wait in anticipation for the flame to pass through outside the 500-year-old White Lion pub.
Crowds wait in anticipation for the flame to pass through outside the 500-year-old White Lion pub.
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Crowds were packed 20-deep along the High St  Old Stevenage despite rainfall
Crowds were packed 20-deep along the High St, Old Stevenage despite rainfall
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The view from Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy s helmet camera as Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov waves ...
The view from Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy's helmet camera as Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov waves the Olympic torch outside the International Space Station during Saturday's spacewalk
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Torchbearers Andrey Galkin (L) and Svetlana Akhmetova hold the torches of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olym...
Torchbearers Andrey Galkin (L) and Svetlana Akhmetova hold the torches of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Taltsy museum in Irkutsk region
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