Latest Summer Olympics torch relay Stories
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.
Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "2nd Ld-Writethru: Olympic Torch Relay Ends First Leg in Quake-Hit Sichuan Province"] GUANG'AN, Sichuan Province, Aug.
Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) HOHHOT, July 7 (Xinhua) - The Olympic flame arrived in the northern Chinese tourist resort of Hohhot late Monday afternoon.
Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Olympic Torch Relay Starts in China's "Salt Lake City""] GOLMUD, Qinghai, June 22 (Xinhua) - The Olympic torch relay kicked off its Qinghai leg Sunday morning in Golmud, China's "salt lake city".
The Olympic torch relay began today amid tight security in Tibet's sealed-off capital. Torch bearers were winding their way today through Lhasa's streets on a 6.8-mile run that will end at the hilltop Potala Palace.
Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) LHASA, June 20 (Xinhua) - Tibet will reopen to foreign tourists soon, Palma Trily, executive vice chairman of Tibet, told a press conference here on Friday.
The Olympic torch relay passed through the mainly Muslim region of Xinjiang for a second day Wednesday, amid massive security.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS URUMQI, China - The Olympic torch started its relay route Tuesday through China's restive western region of Xinjiang amid cheering crowds and heavy security.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING - Organizers of the Olympic torch relay said Monday the flame's arrival in Tibet would be postponed, but declined to give an exact date for the torch's journey through the region, which has been shrouded in secrecy.
The Olympic flame is a deeply rooted tradition dating back thousands of years. Even though it is based in Greek sporting heritage, it is the new technology which keeps the fire burning.
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