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9 May 2016
Göran R Buckhorn writes:
After reading Tim Koch’s recent article about the Olympic Torch, where there was a photograph of Sir Steven Redgrave sitting in a ’Henley eight’ holding the Olympic Torch, I became curious about how many rowers through the years since the Olympic Torch Relay began for the 1936 Games had been involved in getting the Olympic flame to its final destination – sitting in a boat. 668 more words
On Tuesday morning the Olympic flame touched down in Brasilia, the capital city of host nation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
As one can imagine there was plenty of excitement surrounding the arrival of the flame. 400 more words
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IOC President says Games ‘will be a message of hope in troubled times’ The Olympic flame for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 was lit today in Ancient Olympia, Greece, during a ceremony organised by the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC).
ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece – The flame for South America’s first Olympics was kindled Thursday at the birthplace of the ancient games in Greece, heralding the start of a 15-week journey that will culminate with the August 5 opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro. 844 more words