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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


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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A Day of Pure Joy at Special Olympics

Editor, Kristin Lanier
Senior, Scotland High School

This past Tuesday was Scotland County’s annual Special Olympics. It was a perfect spring day for the event with nothing but sunshine and a light breeze blowing through the air. 443 more words

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Passing the Torch


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