Latest Olympic Flame Stories

2006-02-09 10:10:00

By Ossian Shine TURIN (Reuters) - You know, maybe Andy Warhol was right. It wasn't quite 15 minutes of fame, more like three, but on a northwestern Italian road I had my share of fleeting fame.

2006-02-09 09:55:00

By Jane Barrett TURIN (Reuters) - Hundreds of street protesters forced the Olympic torch to bypass part of the host city on Thursday as demonstrators denounced the Winter Olympics on the eve of the opening ceremony.

2006-02-08 15:24:56

TURIN (Reuters) - The Olympic torch was diverted away from an Italian town on Wednesday because police feared planned protests could harm torch bearers and spectators, organizers said.

2006-02-08 07:51:25

By Nelson Graves TURIN (Reuters) - The Turin Winter Olympics will mar mountains and waste enough gas with its symbolic flame to supply a small town, but damage will be limited by smart energy planning, a leading environmental group said on Wednesday.

2006-02-07 10:24:50

By Jane Barrett TURIN (Reuters) - Alberto Tomba, the Italian skier whose flamboyant escapades shot skiing on to the front pages, wants a final dash of Olympic glory by being chosen to light the flame at the Turin Games on Friday.

2006-02-07 12:14:30

By Antonella Ciancio TURIN (Reuters) - Anti-capitalist protesters vowed on Tuesday to mount street demonstrations at the Winter Olympics and try to disrupt U.S. First Lady Laura Bush's visit to the host Italian city.

2006-02-05 14:04:21

By Ossian Shine TURIN (Reuters) - Protestors derailed the Olympic torch relay on Sunday amid chaotic scenes in Italy's Susa Valley.

2006-02-05 12:28:45

By Simon Evans SUSA, Italy (Reuters) - The Olympic torch was diverted away from two towns about 50 kms from Turin on Sunday because of feared trouble from protestors opposed to a rail development.

2006-02-05 11:21:53

By Simon Evans SUSA, Italy (Reuters) - The Olympic torch was diverted away from two towns some 50 kilometers from Turin on Sunday because of feared trouble from protestors.

2006-01-25 03:30:00

By Antonella Ciancio and Sophie Hardach TURIN (Reuters) - Snipers, policemen and armed skiers will watch over the Winter Olympics next month, helped by information from intelligence services around the world, Turin's security chief said in an interview.

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.