Latest Olympic Flame Stories

2005-09-20 06:01:47

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.

2005-09-13 11:52:59

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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  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
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