The Olympic Torch Relay for the 1996 Summer Games passes through Delaware on June 19, 1996. By this point, the torch was nearing the end of a long journey, the American leg of which had begun on the West Coast in Los Angeles on April 27th. 217 more words
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Reposted from the Paralympic Press, Brazil: · Paralympic Flame will be formed by the union of the flames lit at Brasília, Belém, Natal, São Paulo, Joinville, Rio de Janeiro and Stoke Mandeville, in England. 404 more words
How big a deal are the Olympics? Big. Big, big. Big, big, big. Big deal. The Olympics are a really big deal. Under the best of civil circumstances, it’s no small feat to pull them off, and Brazil has had her fair share of challenges. 442 more words
Tall and tan and young and lovely, the girl from Ipanema goes running — this time with the Olympic torch.
Helô Pinheiro, 71, the woman who was immortalized by the 1960s bossa nova classic “The Girl from Ipanema,” returns to her old stomping ground as a torchbearer on the final day of the 2016 Summer Games torch relay. 233 more words