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Sharing the Pride of the Tokyo Games with Asia: The 1964 Torch Relay Through Eurasia

The 1964 Tokyo Games were the first Olympics to be held in Asia, and not only was Japan busting with pride, so was a good part of Asia. 277 more words

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It was 2002 before I made my first flight in a plane or anything really. I had always avoided the large metal objects which seemed to me to defy the laws of nature and actually lift off the ground. 3,157 more words

The Rio Olympic Torch Debuts

And here it is – the torch for the Rio Olympics!

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The Rio torch beats the hatchet from Sochi, the Jai Lai sesta from Turin, and whatever the Vancouver torch is trying to represent. 24 more words

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Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Revealed

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff with the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch (REUTERS/Wenderson Araujo)

By Andrew Downie

SAO PAULO, July 3 (Reuters) – About 12,000 people will be chosen to carry the Olympic torch around Brazil in the three months leading up to next year’s Games in Rio de Janeiro, organizers announced on Friday. 197 more words


Rio 2016 organizers unveil Olympic torch

Rio de Janeiro organizers unveiled the Olympic torch for the 2016 Games on Friday, saying it brings together “movement, innovation and Brazilian flavour.” Organizers said the torch’s design was inspired by Brazil’s “nature, and the harmonious diversity and energy” of the Brazilian people. 19 more words

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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