Latest Olympic Flame Stories
By Jane Barrett TURIN (Reuters) - Hundreds of street protesters, denouncing the Winter Games, forced Olympic torch bearers to change route through the host city on Thursday on the eve of the opening ceremony.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Ossian Shine TURIN (Reuters) - Protestors derailed the Olympic torch relay on Sunday amid chaotic scenes in Italy's Susa Valley.
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.
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.
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