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On This Day: Sydney Opening Ceremony Previews Epic 2000 Summer Olympics

Cathy Freeman with Olympic Torch at 2000 Sydney Opening Ceremony (AP Photo/Robert F. Pukaty)

By Brynn Henderson

Today, September 15, marks exactly 15 years since… 273 more words


Bruce Jenner's Olympic Torch going up for auction

Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner, now known as Caitlyn, played a small part in the 1984 Summer Olympic torch relay, carrying the flame for about 1,000 meters in Tahoe, Nevada. 272 more words

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Rio 2016 Olympic torch unveiled

The Rio Olympic torch and torch relay route were unveiled on Friday, 399 days out from the opening of the 2016 Rio Games.

The unique design of the torch incorporates “Brazilian flair,” the… 421 more words

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500 Days Until the Rio 2016 Olympic Cauldron Lighting Ceremony

Today marks the 500-day mark until the 2016 Summer Olympic Games begin in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 5. Local organizers joined in the celebration by releasing the… 1,427 more words


2016 Olympic Torch Relay Details

Olympic torch from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 29 (Reuters) – The 2016 Olympic torch relay will pass through nearly 250 cities in Brazil, giving 90 percent of the population the chance to see it, before finishing in Rio. 173 more words


Rio 2016 Olympic torch relay details announced

The Rio 2016 torch relay will begin with a ceremonial start in Olympia, Greece, in May 2016, spanning 90 to 100 days and including 10,000 torch bearers. 343 more words


Oldest Olympic relay torchbearer dies at 102

Alexander Kaptarenko, who became the oldest Olympic relay torchbearer last December, died Saturday morning, according to Russian media reports.

Kaptarenko carried a Sochi Olympic torch in Novosibirsk for 200 meters on Dec. 53 more words