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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Fritz Schilgen, the German athlete who lit the flame at the end of the first torch relay at the 1936 Olympics, has died at the age of 99. Schilgen, a 1500 meter runner, carried the torch into the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on August 1, 1936.
By Sophie Hardach and Antonella Ciancio TURIN (Reuters) - With 150 days left before the start of the 2006 Winter Olympics, organizers say they are ready for the Turin games after a year fraught with financial problems and organizational hiccups.
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