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2008-04-07 10:35:00

Security officials snuffed out the Olympic torch and carried it through Paris in the safety of a bus at least five times Monday as chaotic protests against China's human rights record turned the relay into a chaotic series of stops and starts.

2006-04-11 07:12:38

TOKYO (Reuters) - China will rely on its own security forces to defend the country's borders and airspace at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, a senior official said on Tuesday.

2006-03-08 22:49:38

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is still hoping the torch relay for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games will pass through Taiwan, despite current political tensions.

2006-02-09 11:03:37

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.

2005-11-27 08:45:58

By Karolos Grohmann OLYMPIA, Greece (Reuters) - Organisers were forced to use a back-up flame in the torch-lighting ceremony for the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics on an overcast Sunday.

2005-11-27 06:29:58

OLYMPIA, Greece (Reuters) - Organisers were forced to use a back-up flame in the torch-lighting ceremony for the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics on an overcast Sunday.


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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.