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2012-01-11 16:45:00

The start of 2012 sees the last opportunities to nominate people to carry the Paralympic Flame during the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay. (PRWEB) January

2011-12-23 16:20:00

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) released new aerial images and footage showing the transformation of the Olympic Park as 2012 approaches.

2009-12-12 11:00:00

VANCOUVER, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ - Yang Yang, China's first ever Olympic Winter Games gold medalist, and the first person to carry the Olympic flame on mainland China in 2008, ran as an international torchbearer for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch relay on Prince Edward Island.

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2009-08-27 07:20:00

Representatives of the International Olympic Committee declared the Vancouver and Whistler areas in British Columbia ready for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

2009-05-20 14:08:53

The ceremonial torch for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, resembles a hand-rolled marijuana joint, observers say. Unofficially designated British Columbia's largest cash crop, marijuana is popular in Canada's westernmost province, and the Toronto Star's bureau there said there's a lot of nudging and winking about the torch's similarity to a spliff. I'm sure the organizers didn't intend for it to look like a joint, but that's what a lot of people are seeing, said Jodie...

2009-02-12 19:14:13

Vancouver, British Columbia has begun its one-year countdown to the start of the 2010 Winter Games. The Olympic venue will be joined by McDonald's Corp.

2008-09-16 03:00:16

By Ierardi, Katrina Wildfires in the summer of 2007 transformed the ancient, beautiful landscape of Greece into a blazing inferno. More than 60 people died, and people worldwide feared the loss of artifacts at sites that date back to 900 BC.

2008-08-06 15:00:03

By Joe Havely, Al Jazeera, Doha, Qatar Aug. 7--BEIJING -- The Olympic torch has begun the final leg of its long and sometimes controversial global relay, with tens of thousands of supporters cheering the torch's arrival in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.

2008-08-06 12:00:04

NBA star Yao Ming was among a host of Chinese celebrities to carry the Olympic flame as the torch relay began its final leg through the streets of Beijing today. Thousands took to the streets to see Yang Liwei, China's first astronaut, take the flame from the Meridian Gate of the Forbidden City.

2008-08-06 12:00:04

Olympic officials say in light of the controversy surrounding the world tour of the Beijing Games' torch, the 2012 Olympic torch will remain in Great Britain.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.